Hollywood actress Kirstie Alley has come forward to warn that the entertainment industry is edging dangerous close to normalizing pedophilia. From The Daily Wire:
In a series of tweets that had several left-wing media outlets fuming, actress Kirstie Alley shared her belief that the United States is on the road to accepting pedophilia.
“Was watching TV,” she said on Friday, “we’ve gone too far in my opinion. I feel sorry for our children. Their exposure to everything perverse on every kind of screen is mind boggling. And even more tragic, it’s being hyped as ‘normal.’”
In two follow-up posts, Alley explained what she meant:
I’m kinda on a roll but my heart’s heavy with the s*** that’s being crammed down our kid’s throats. A “moral code” is not old fashioned. Morals are simply guidelines for better survival. Explicit sexual “education” and “select” ideals being forced on kids is NOT better survival.
People are becoming so “open minded” that down the road they will support pedophilia as people “just loving children.” You think I’m kidding. I’m not. It’s the direction this insanity is headed. You can “ok boomer” me all you want but this is where we will veer unless we change.
In reaction, entertainment outlet Socialite Life sneered, “Scientologist and one-time actress, Kristie Alley, has apparently been listening to too many QAnon theories of late.”
Meanwhile, LGBTQ publication, Queerty, claimed Alley’s concerns were nonsensical. “Former actress Kirstie Alley took to Twitter this morning to rant incoherently about something she’d just watched on television,” the story said. “Though she didn’t say exactly what she had seen, based on her remarks, it seems to have been about teaching LGBTQ issues and sex ed in schools … God forbid we teach our children to be more kind and accepting of others.”
Though both outlets implied the 70-year-old is no longer working in Hollywood, Alley has appeared in multiple projects in recent years, including the 2020 TV movie, “You Can’t Take My Daughter.”
I’m not sure why Alley’s statements are so controversial. It seems like just yesterday (because it pretty much was) that Netflix was embroiled in an international controversy over the film Cuties, which sexualized underage girls. Last year, one commentator speculated that the sexualization of children could be the next frontier in the sexual revolution. With Drag Queen Storytime being featured for children in daycares, preschools, and kindergarten; tax-funded documentaries featuring “Drag Kids”; the Washington Post publishing a column arguing that it is good for little children to be exposed to bondage play at Pride Parades; and the nonstop pornification of childhood, I think we’re headed in a ugly and scary direction.
I’d love to be proven wrong. But it seems like mainstream society is increasingly desensitized. Every once in awhile, a film like Cuties will upset people for a bit; they’ll get angry; Netflix refuses to back down; and then, we go back to normal. People scroll past the film on their Netflix accounts, and after awhile, it doesn’t seem so outrageous. Then, a year or so later, it is normal—and very few people notice that it’s happened.