1. http://www.latimes.com/entertainmen...ck-steven-wilder-striegel-20180906-story.html

    so the director (Shane Black) hired his convicted pedophile friend to do a minor role, and proceeded not to tell anyone involved in the movie about his past

    what a fucking dumbass
     
  2. Strafer

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    oh no
     
  3. Richter1887

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    As if I didn't need more reasons to turn me off the movie...
     
  4. Sgt. Demblant

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    What the fuck, Black.
    I guess it's not that surprising considering some of the questionable shit he's said in interviews but still.

    Good on Olivia Munn for not letting that slide though.
     
  5. Kinsei

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    Black had better be blacklisted from Hollywood after this. He probably won't be though.
     
  6. Ashby

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    Action film nerds will justify this
     
  7. JDSN

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    Good on Munn. All the trash gamers that hate her will now defend this.
     
  8. Fat4all

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    maybe dont do that
     
  9. What stopped the studio from finding out? This is why they do background checks.
     
  10. Barracuda

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    It would be great if the predator pulled off the mask at the end and it was him.
     
  11. BossAttack

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    It's in the OP. They can't do background checks.
     
  12. Fat4all

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    oh man that’d be meta as heck
     
  13. Leona Lewis

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    Right there in the OP.

    Which seems insane to me, but there it is.
     
  14. FairyEmpire

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    I initially misunderstood the meaning of the term "minor role" in relation to the fact the guy is a pedophile.
     
  15. .....
     
  16. Daygon

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    I expect nothing from Hollywood and yet, I still feel disappointed.
     
  17. Ginta

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    He was convicted and paid for his crime. I don't see the connection to acting in an action movie with other adults.
     
  18. Nappuccino

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    I understand the want and need to employ reformed criminals. But you have to do it on the up and up.
     
  19. Firemind

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  20. oh yeah, also from the article:

    so he is going to produce the pedophile friend's film as well
     
  21. Fat4all

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    what the heck

    is there some clause that stipulates that
     
  22. Veggen

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    Add that with the fact that the movie is called "The Predator", and it almost seems deliberate.
     
  23. Axe

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    Puts the title of the film in a whole new light, yikes!

    Deeply disturbing behaviour on Shane Black's behalf.
     
  24. Kinthey

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    What qualifies as background check? Is a simple google search already crossing the line? The first thing that pops up when you Google his name is that he's a sex offender
     
  25. Leona Lewis

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    The problem is that he (meaning Black) didn't inform anyone.
     
  26. Vareon

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    Very curious about the legal situation that prevented studios from doing this kind of background check.
     
  27. metalslimer

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    It will be incredible if Black isn't done working with Fox/Disneyfox especially in light of the Gunn situation. Also fuck this guy for trying to hide that
     
  28. Yes, I read the OP. It still doesnt explain why they cant run background checks on actors. It makes no sense.
     
  29. Tence

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    Good on her indeed.

    The second part of your sentence reminded me of old Gaf threads. Everytime Olivia was mentioned, at least twenty posters deemed it necessary to shit on her.
    Never understood the Munn hatred
     
  30. P-Switch

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    We can’t employ people who have committed crimes in the past and have paid their debts to society?

    I can understand not employing a convicted sex offender concerning a minor as a teacher, or any job dealing with kids/teens....but nothing?
     
  31. Christian

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    Wow. I didn’t really have much respect for Olivia Munn - I have no real reason to have any, not that I dislike her - but this definitely casts her in a new light. Really well done.
     
  32. Critch

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    It's the new reality. No matter how much time you've served, no matter how you've changed, once you're affixed with the scarlet letter, you might as well shoot yourself because you will never be allowed to live in the world again.

    IMO, there shouldn't be a sex offender list, it shouldn't have been any of the business of the studio or anyone. He served his time? Is free to go without restriction? Then WTF is the problem? If he's going to not be allowed to have a job again then why let him out in the first place?
     
  33. Fat4all

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    I suppose the question comes down to whether or not anyone was legally obligated to inform people of this

    I’d imagine the guy would be legally obligated to, but Black wouldn’t be
     
  34. ahoyhoy

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    Yep. Generally this is something you should disclose to your employees
    (especially right now).
     
  35. Dali

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    It was 8 years ago and maybe he'd have done something if he got what he was fishing for but he was caught before it got to that point. Dudes got to work and if he's not working around children then what's the problem?
     
  36. Kinggroin

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    Oof. The lack of transparency is a baaaaad look. Gonna be raked over the coals for that one Shane.


    Edit: Someone should make a thread asking whether folks agree with allowing pedophiles back into the workforce.
     
  37. NoName999

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    MUH ARTIST INTENT
     
  38. DIE BART DIE

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    To Catch The Predator
     
  39. Just_a_Mouse

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    What the hell? Background checks should legally be allowed for any job, especially a profession as filled with sick assholes as acting.
     
  40. Daygon

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    Why, please explain?
     
  41. Fat4all

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    lol
     
  42. Veggen

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    I'm not familiar with that, but her believing in things like real-life exorcisms is not cool in my book.
     
  43. Dennis8K

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    The Predator to be renamed to The Predators.
     
  44. Ginta

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    What would be the reason to do so?

    Second chances and redemption seem to be a foreign concept for far too many.
     
  45. how would you feel if you found out your coworker was actually a convicted sex offender who tried to solicit sex from a child? and no one told you?
     
  46. FairyEmpire

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    "Are you kidding me"
     
  47. Leona Lewis

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    Doesn't Jacob Tremblay star in the movie?
     
  48. TheEnd

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    Still upset that they didn’t CGI TJ Miller out of Deadpool 2.
     
  49. Kinggroin

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    Real life exorcisms exist. What's to believe in? Unless you mean, believe in their healing ability.
     
  50. metsallica

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    SAG thing? No background checks? If not and this was something deliberately added to a contract it's way worse.