Entertainment industry sales fall dramatically as customers fear buying material by future sex offenders. “That’s nothing compared to what the church is still doing,” says entertainment rep
The entertainment industry has seen a dramatic drop in sales as customers are increasingly afraid to buy products connected to stars, producers and musicians who may later be outed as sex offenders.
One fan, who declined to be named, said: “You just never know who’s going to be next. I’ve had to discretely dispose of my Michael Jackson and R Kelly recordings, and there are so many movies I can’t watch now because of the stars or producers.
“I’m even scanning the list of animal trainers and catering companies – particularly the animal trainers – in case one of them is outed by an investigative reporter.
“In fact, I’ve taken to running all the names through the police database to see if there are any red flags. Luckily I have a friend in the police department but not everybody is so lucky. All the other poor customers just have to buy and take a chance. There must be millions of recordings and DVDs in the trash in brown paper bags.”
A spokesperson for the entertainment industry said: Using the same logic, we’d never trust a politician or the police again in case they turned out to be a bad person. Although in those examples, inevitably, you know they will!
“Caravaggio was a murderer but he’s still regarded as a master. Eric Gill abused his daughters but the BBC still displays his Sower. Naming no names, but that’s double standards by anyone’s definition.
“We can’t predict whose dark secret is going to be revealed next but we can appreciate their art while they are making it.
“There are far more and far worse offenders in religious organisations still, and you don’t see people boycotting them!”