Your Favorite Movie Star Has Been Accused, How Does It Change Your Behavior?

Over 100 Ranker voters have come together to rank this list of Your Favorite Movie Star Has Been Accused, How Does It Change Your Behavior?
Voting Rules
Vote up ways you would respond if your favorite actor were to be accused of assault; vote down the actions you wouldn't take.

The Me Too movement was named Time magazine's "Person of the Year" for 2017 – and for good reason: in the wake of sexual assault allegations against movie producer Harvey Weinstein in October 2017, a global cascade of women speaking out from all industries against pervasive cultures of sexual harassment and assault by powerful men began to take shape. Though this has meant a reckoning not just in Hollywood, the name recognition and star status of some of the Hollywood actors who've been accused of assault means that they're often the subject of headlines, internet reactions, and extended water cooler discussions.

In part, these discussions center on how the average movie viewer can best respond to the potential that an actor they hold in high esteem might have committed dubious actions behind the scenes of the film. What do you do when a beloved actor has been accused of sexual assault? Is there a best response? Or a series of them?

Most divisive: It wouldn't affect my behavior; I separate their personal life from their art.
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  • 1
    52 votes

    I'd consider the time period and context of the accusation and use those factors to decide on my support.

  • 2
    48 votes

    If the accusation isn't corroborated, I'd continue to support them.

  • 3
    47 votes

    I'd continue to watch and patronize their movies because the other people involved in the projects still deserve to be supported.

  • 4
    42 votes

    If the accusation is corroborated, I'd stop supporting them.

  • 5
    36 votes

    If I didn't find their apology acceptable, I'd stop supporting them.

  • 6
    38 votes

    If I found their apology acceptable, I'd continue to support them.