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. 

Photo Credit: Raffi Asdourian

164 comments

Maureen G
Maureen G15 days 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 Anderson15 days ago

Thank you!

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Judie B
Judie B15 days 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 s18 days ago

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

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christine s
christine s18 days ago

I stopped watching the news and have not read a newspaper in years ,life is much more relaxed and I have time to think for myself and care for family and friends without the worry of a crazy world which takes our energy away from the important things in life.

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Carole R
Carole R19 days ago

I agree with several previous posters. I have had more than enough with the Kardashians. I just can't see why people care about them. Enough!

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Carole R
Carole R19 days ago

I agree with several earlier posters. I am so sick of the Kardashians. I've had more than enough of the whole crazy family.

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Liliana Garcia
Liliana G19 days ago

I don't think it's a good idea to mix politicians, show biz people and other people who are less well known when dealing with how much they have or are perceived to have abused the privileged class system that prevails in the US when handing out justice. BTW on the W Allen issue i would like to point out that marrying an adopted child with a great gap in age is incestuous even if not blood relatives. Any psychology textbook will let you know that incest hinges on power relations knitted within the family structure and adoption doesn't change that.

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LF F
LF F19 days ago

Wait, wait...Am I dreaming or am I at the supermarket stand OR............did I flip to the National Enquirer???? Ack, arg.

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Janet B
Janet B19 days ago

Thanks

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