8+ People We Want to See Less of in 2018

Most of the time, 2017 seemed like one long competition for Worst Person of the Year in which there were many winners and all of society lost. A new year means a new start though, and a new opportunity to have fewer of these people on our cultural radar.

Donald Trump

Donald Trump

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A girl can dream.

Brock Turner

Brock Turner

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Convicted rapist Brock Turner just won’t disappear. Early in December, Turner filed an appeal of his sexual assault conviction. His 172-page appeal includes 60 pages about how drunk his victim was and the claim that his trial was unfair because testimony by character witnesses describing his swimming career were excluded.

The only place we ever want to see his face again is next to the textbook definition of rape.

Woody Allen

Woody Allen

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Dylan Farrow has consistently stated that her adoptive father Woody Allen sexually assaulted her as a child, and yet decades after the abuse took place Allen is not only still making films but still being defended by the actors and actresses who work with him.

At a time when powerful men are finally facing consequences for their actions, it is deeply upsetting that Woody Allen is still unaffected by the allegations against him. Please let 2018 be the year Woody Allen finally disappears from the cultural radar.

Lena Dunham

Lena Dunham

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Any time Lena Dunham’s name is trending you know it’s because she said something terrible and offensive. Dunham is seemingly incapable of opening her mouth without saying something offensive.

There’s the time she gave a speech at a Planned Parenthood and said she wished she’d had an abortion.  Or when she compared reading negative comments about herself to an abusive partner. Or the many racist comments she’s made. Most recently, she defended Girls writer Murray Miller after he was accused of sexual assault, despite all her faux-feminist rhetoric.

Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp

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Johnny Depp seems to be benefitting from the same collective cultural blindness as Woody Allen. We’re somehow outraged by new allegations against powerful men, but act like any which came out before the Me Too movement don’t count. Despite his ex-wife’s allegations of domestic violence, Depp is still landing roles and facing no apparent consequences.

Roy Moore

 

Roy Moore

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Moore is not the type to quietly disappear but man do we wish he would. Please let this last election be the last time we ever see his name in the news.

Billy Bush

Billy Bush

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Billy Bush is trying to make a comeback, using the opening Donald Trump left him to confirm that yes, Trump did make those comments in the Access Hollywood tapes. But Bush isn’t innocent either and his witnessing of Trump’s terrible actions don’t absolve him of his own.

Let’s hope this comeback fails and he goes back to wherever he’s been hiding the last year.

Matt Damon

Matt Damon

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Matt Damon, the Lena Dunham of men, just can’t keep his mouth shut or his nose out of places it doesn’t belong. Not only is he BFFs with alleged groper Ben Affleck, he also tried to bury the allegations against Harvey Weinstein and is now whining that we’re not focusing enough on the “good guys” in Hollywood. It is time for Matt Damon to shut up and go away.

All These 107 People and Counting

Harvey Weinstein

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More than 100 conductors, actors, directors, producers, musicians and presidents have been accused of sexual misconduct following the Harvey Weinstein allegations. We don’t need to see their faces again in 2018.

Correction 1/2/18: An earlier version of this post mistakenly said Mia Farrow was Woody Allen’s stepdaughter. 

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170 comments

Kelly S
Past Member 1 months ago

oh ya what lena said was negative since abortion hurts like hell. I thought she had kids and was saying that she wished she changed her mind about having kids

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Kelly S
Past Member 1 months ago

lena saying she wished she had an abortion is not negative.

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Bernt Ronnberg
Bernt Ronnberg2 months ago

To add to my previous post, I just wanted to add a few words about two other actors which your lynch mob is going after. First, Johnny Depp, who hasn't been convicted of anything. But you witch hunters want to end his career just based on allegations made against him. There is a suspicion and real possibility that the woman in question has asked a friend of hers to inflict the damages seen on the pictures in order to frame Depp for domestic violence. Depp's previous wife, Vanessa Paradis testified on his behalf saying that she doesn't believe a word of those accusations and that he was never violent against her. And then some words about Matt Damon. Has he ever been convicted of sexual harassment? Has anyone ever accused him of sexual harassment? Not as far as I know. But now you want to end his career as well just because he has worked together with persons who are accused of sexual harassment. So, in other words, you want to end the careers of everyone who has ever worked with people who are now accused of sexual harassment. You are totally nuts and I think you desperately need to see a shrink to get over this mad hatred you seem to have for successful movie stars, more precisely successful male movie stars.

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Bernt R
Bernt Ronnberg2 months ago

I think the pendulum on this harassment conversation is swinging way too far in one direction. What happened to innocent until proven guilty? As far as I know, the facts in the Woody Allen case are that he was never convicted of any wrongdoing. He did have a sexuual relationship with Mia Farrow's adoptive daughter, but she had reached the age of consent at that time. And they are still together and, as far as I know, happy in their relationship. Nor have I heard of any other allegations against Woody Allen, except the allegation made by Dylan Farrow. So you want me to believe that just after Mia Farrow had discovered that Woody Allen was being unfaithful to her and they were going through a very acrimonious divorce procedure, Woody Allen decided to molest Dylan Farrow, but other than that he never did any child molesting. Give me a break! It sounds just a bit too convenient a timing so maybe you should at least consider the possibility that Mia Farrow was using this as a tactic against Woody Allen to revenge him for daring to be unfaithful to her. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned!

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Amanda M
Amanda M2 months ago

Donna T, don't forget the Breeders-oops, I mean the Duggars! And that goes double for anybody attached to the IBLP cult and the Quiverfull movement they so blindly lockstep to! Same goes for Pencilneck (you know, Twitler's little doppelganger wanna-be). Other names too, but everybody here beat me to them.

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Kristal M
Kristal M2 months ago

Thx for the list

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Maureen G
Maureen G3 months ago

Perhaps this article might have been better if it was 8+ people we would like to see MORE of in 2018. This then would be a positive article as opposed to a negative one with a lot of nasty and unnecessary comments.

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Chad Anderson
Chad Anderson3 months ago

Thank you!

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Judie B
Judie B3 months ago

Brian F., the joke's on you. I don't watch MSNBC or CNN. However, YOU sound like a paid Russian troll. You don't even have an active profile, here, which is a HUGE RED FLAG.

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christine s
christine s3 months ago

I'm not an ostrich I'm just owning my life.

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