April 21, 2018

The two Hayeks: Madame Pinault (finally) speaks out on Weinstein

Harvey Weinstein sexually harassed Mexican actress Selma Hayek for a decade. She finally spoke out in a NYT article, Harvey Weinstein Is My Monster Too.

I had already mentioned that I’m done with the sex scandals, since they are a distraction from the great moral question of our times, but I’ll make an exception.

Clearly, it took a of of agonizing for Hayek to come forward. As the wife of one of the richest men in the world, she must have decided that it’s worth the trouble to do so now.

But she had nothing to lose had she done it sooner.

Not to be nit-picky,

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Hayek says,

it was unimaginable for a Mexican actress to aspire to a place in Hollywood.

Hayek forgets Dolores del Río, who 92 years ago made her first Hollywood film. Del Río’s house, designed and decorated by her second husband, Cedric Gibbons, is an Art Deco classic.

Back to freedom, the great moral question of our age,
I highly recommend the other Hayek, who famously said,

We must face the fact that the preservation of individual freedom is incompatible with a full satisfaction of our views of distributive justice.

Cross-posted at Fausta’s Blog.

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Fausta Wertz was born and raised in Puerto Rico. She’s a graduate of the University of Georgia and has an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University. She blogs at Fausta’s blog on American and Latin American politics, news, current events and culture.