Alfonso Cuarón Praises Child Rapist
As if that weren't sick and twisted enough, Cuarón made it clear how little interest he really has in the welfare of children by signing a petition in support of Roman Polanski, the infamous child molester who fled from justice in 1978 after admitting that he had drugged and raped a 13-year-old girl. Polanski was arrested last weekend while traveling from France to Switzerland. The text of the petition trivializes the crime as "a case of morals," praises Polanski's achievements as a film director, offers him "support and friendship," and ends by declaring that the petition's signatories "demand the immediate release of Roman Polanski."
That's so disgusting, it just boggles the mind. Cuarón seems to believe that autistic people should be kept locked away forever, as indicated by the statement in the video that it is "virtually impossible" for autistics to go out in public, but at the same time Cuarón evidently thinks it would be just fine to turn a confessed child rapist loose to prey on other vulnerable little girls.
The despicable attitudes toward children shown by Alfonso Cuarón and Autism Speaks have no place in our community.