Today the world learned that actor Casey Affleck won’t be presenting the Best Actress Award at this year’s Oscars. Last year he won the Best Actor Oscar for his performance in the movie Manchester By the Sea.
Still, he stood up and did the right thing saying that he did not want to become a distraction from the focus that should be on the performances of the actresses in the category and that is why he made the proactive move. He was in a no-win situation, with all the attention surrounding the #MeToo movement. The specter of Affleck presenting would have created controversy.
Jessica Drake could have done the same thing, but instead, she chose to make it about HER.
Not everyone is perfect. We are all humans and make mistakes. It’s how we handle things after the fact that define us.
We can be classy and do the right thing, or grandstand and try and make it all about you to get even more attention. We all know what Jessica Drake did.
I found the heart of a lion, in the belly of the beast. I held it in my hand, and I could feel the beat.