Harvey Weinstein-confronting comedian Kelly Bachman pens NY Times op-ed
Last week, NYC comedian Kelly Bachman went viral after confronting Harvey Weinstein at an actors' event at an NYC bar. She's now written an op-ed about the experience for The New York Times, titled "I’m the Comedian Who Just Confronted Harvey Weinstein. Here’s Why I Spoke Up." "People keep asking me what I want to say next," she writes, "and I’ve had a fear of saying the wrong thing for a long time." Read an excerpt from the piece below:
I’m not surprised that anyone would boo me for calling out a man accused of rape, because that response is so terrifyingly familiar to me and most survivors. If my own peers haven’t stood by me when I’ve spoken out, why wouldn’t I hear boos from strangers in a New York bar?
When I stood onstage last Wednesday, I remember thinking that I really just wanted to get back to my set. I didn’t want to lose even 10 more minutes of my life to a rapist. I just wanted to let all of the rapists know what I think of them, and then get back to telling jokes. So that’s exactly what I did.
Find the whole article, which is a very worthwhile read, here via New York Times.