I wrote an article about Shia LaBeouf’s horrible experience of being raped during his art show for Luna Luna, and I would really, really appreciate it if you would take some time to read it and offer some thoughts. It’s super, super important that we show respect and empathy to anyone and everyone who has survived sexual trauma, even if it’s someone we don’t particularly like or usually sympathize with.
“Shrugging off someone’s trauma because you find them distasteful, or slutty, or male, or a bad actor, or whatever, is the same as denying their trauma. It’s like saying, “Well she shouldn’t have had so much to drink.” That’s not the point: the point is that someone experienced something horrible, and it’s not our place to judge them for it.”
Please go read the rest. It would mean a lot to me.