More than a year into the #MeToo movement, we may have thought that we’d seen it all. But Kevin Spacey is here to prove us wrong while making our holidays extremely uncomfortable.
The Oscar-winning actor made headlines in 2017 when multiple men came forward with sexual assault allegations against him, including Rent actor, Anthony Rapp. Spacey caused further controversy when he tried to twist the allegations into a coming out moment, releasing a statement that glossed over Rapp’s accusation in a classic non-apology apology fashion.
“This story has encouraged me to address other things about my life,” he wrote. “I have loved and had romantic encounters with men throughout my life, and I choose now to live as a gay man.”
In addition to his All the Money in the World role being recast to Christopher Plummer, his character, Frank Underwood, was killed off the popular Netflix show, House of Cards. And Netflix gave us what we all wanted, making Robin Wright’s Claire Underwood the United States' first female president.
Now, Spacey has broken his social media silence to appeal to his loyal followers (wherever they are). In a low production quality video uploaded to his personal, unverified YouTube account titled “Let Me Be Frank,” he addresses fans of the show in character as Underwood. The incredibly unsettling, Bond villain-like monologue makes the point that we never saw Underwood die, so anything is possible.
But in arguing his innocence, he also manages to push some buttons someone in his position should never push. “Besides, I know what you want,” he says in his creepiest Underwood voice. I’ll take “Things An Accused Rapist Should Never Say” for $5,000.
In case your creepy uncle hasn’t totally ruined your Christmas Eve, this video should do the trick. If Netflix is reading, please don’t bring this toxic shit into 2019. If Spacey is reading, please go back on social media hiatus, thank u, next.