The movie Suicide Squad is coming out soon, and it looks like it's going to be a delightful romp of tired yet still incredibly harmful stereotypes about mental illness. Ha ha "the voices" ha ha. But what I'm actually here to talk about is Jared Leto.
There are memes going around and a lot of people generally making fun of recent interviews and articles about how "craaaaaaazy" Leto is acting off the set. Has he gone mad? Is he just really trying to get into character? How many ableist slurs will we have to endure before this is over?
But also, how is it that yet another privileged white guy is running around getting all of this attention and no one seems to know/remember that he's another fucking serial rapist.
ANOTHER COSBY? A REMINDER THAT SEVERAL WOMEN HAVE ACCUSED JARED LETO OF SEXUAL ASSAULT
More like another famous white guy.
Many of the people who have accused him of assault are actually the same kind of "baby groupies" that David Bowie assaulted. Except with Leto, there are multiple stories of him refusing to stop when told he was hurting them or choking women who did not give consent to choking. This guy is seriously violent and clearly gets off on hurting women and girls.
Trigger warning for the following.
From a long post by a woman who began having sex with Leto when she was seventeen: “I can say Jared was my first for many sexual experiences and I wholeheartedly regret it nowadays. He was very pushy into coercing me to do sexual acts with him and he was quite rough and forceful. Once he was unnecessarily rough and when I told him it hurt he didn’t stop – he never did anything slowly or for my pleasure . . . And NO, he never asked me if I was ever ok or comfortable with anything he wanted to do, simply because he is not the person to care. So having spent time with him I couldn’t say he’s into S&M or that he’s a sadist and enjoys hurting women . . . it just will always hurt whenever I see Jared Leto on tv or in a magazine, I just see the man who took advantage of my innocence and pressured me into things sexually that I’d never done and wasn’t ready to do at that time.”
Yet somehow, even Tumblr seems to have forgotten all of this, carelessly posting jokes about his antics without hardly a word about him being a fucking child rapist.
Do me a favor and don't see this movie. If you want to do me a bigger favor, spread the word until Leto is actually another Cosby and sees consequences for his raping multiple people.