How Come The Academy Doesn’t Revoke Academy Awards

With all of this stuff coming out lately concerning sexual predators in Hollywood, film, television and music, I wonder why the academies refuse to revoke awards? Professional, collegiate and scholastic sports are constantly revoking awards for controversy, drug use and other illegal or questionable behavior.

Why won’t any of the entertainment divisions revoke their awards for these revelations of sexual predation within their own industries?



35 thoughts on “How Come The Academy Doesn’t Revoke Academy Awards

    1. bottomlesscoffee007

      Yep, Penn State had all of their awards and their entire program cancelled for a year or two for the actions of Jerry Sandusky and the inaction of Joe Paterno. Then there was Jerry Rice, Eziekel Elliot, Michael Vick, Hope Solo, etc.

  1. Spot on. But we know those from Hollywood are a different breed.
    Personally, I am against taking things back. Every award should be thought out. Once deserved, it should be given and not taken back for unrelated issues. But I agree – things should be universal. If sports, then movies.

    1. bottomlesscoffee007

      In the end it’s all entertainment and all profit. I agree Goldie, any achievement should be lifetime, at the same time, for future achievements. The soiled last of the achievements could weaken their gravity for the future.

      1. Yeah, yeah, yeah…thanks for the refresh, Rachael.

        I was really, really sad, disappointed & angry. He was so funny and talented. Now, he is just a monster. Those poor women…🤬

  2. “Artists” have always been held to a different standard and given a pass for bad behavior as being “eccentric”. That doesn’t make it okay, but it’s how it’s always been, thus the breeding ground it’s become for deviancy.

  3. I think that it might be a good idea. Though, I don’t know if it would have any effect. It would be more effective if they were thrown in jail or if the death penalty was brought back. THAT would be an incentive to clean up their acts.

  4. There’s a picture of Kevin Spacey attached to this post. Are you suggesting he should have his awards stripped from him? Correct me if I’m wrong, but he hasn’t even been convicted of anything (except, of course, in the court of public opinion).

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