Of course, Whoopi isn't the only Holly-weirdo to defend this subhuman.
More than 100 film industry figures have now signed a petition calling for the release of Polanski, the acclaimed director of Chinatown, Rosemary's Baby and The Pianist.
They include leading Hollywood figures Martin Scorcese, Woody Allen, David Lynch, Wim Wenders, Pedro Almodovar, Tilda Swinton and Monica Bellucci.
One celebrity supporter, the actress Debra Winger, said it was a "three-decades-old case that is dead but for minor technicalities. We stand by him and await his release and his next masterpiece." Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein said Polanski was a "humanist" who had been the victim of a "miscarriage of justice". He said: "We will have to speak to our leaders, particularly in California. I'm not too shy to go and talk to the Governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and to ask him once and for all to look at this." However, the views of the Hollywood elite seemed out of step with those of ordinary Americans and they now face a backlash.
You see, in the world of Woody Allen, Martin Scorcese, Debra Winger and Harvey Weinstein it is OK for a 44 year-old man to rape a 13 year-old girl as long as he is a "brilliant artist." Now, if he were a priest or a construction worker or a banker it would be a disgusting criminal act. But, award-winning directors should be allowed to violate children at will.
It is bad enough that the half-wits in the entertainment industry do not see the irony in spending $200,000 for a dress for an awards ceremony while bashing small business people who work 80 hours a week and make personal sacrifices in the hope of earning $200,000 in a year as greedy capitalists who should be taxed at confiscatory rates. They believe that regular folks should ride bicycles or drive motorized tuna cans while they tool around in private jets and tricked-out Hummers. Now, we are finding a group of these lowlifes who defend child rape as being no big deal when the violator is a "well-respected" film "genius." Disgraceful.