We are all in shock at the multiple reports of the sexual exploitations from Hollywood to D.C. and in our own backyards. But, let’s be honest abut this matter. The words “casting couch” has been in common use in our vocabulary for decades, and there was no outrage.
It became a common cost of doing business in an industry that brought fame and fortune to many. The term casting couch first appeared in Variety on Nov. 24, 1937. That is 80 years ago, and neither the church nor the average American made it a national issue until the recent escapades of certain individuals made the headlines.
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