‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, except for Kevin Spacey. The actor, who has been accused of several counts of sexual misconduct that followed in the wake of the #MeToo movement, has posted an ominous new Yule Log video for Christmas Eve. And it really is a sight to behold, considering some of the accusations that have been thrown his way this past year.
Kevin Spacey appears to be channeling his character Frank Underwood from the hit Netflix series House of Cards. You might remember that he did this exact same thing exactly one year ago to the day. Last time, he was in the kitchen preparing Christmas dinner. This time, he is stoking the fireplace in what starts out as your average Yule Log video. Here’s what he had to say to his fans and enemies in equal measure.
“You didn’t really think I’d miss the opportunity to wish you a Merry Christmas, did you? Been a pretty good year. And I’m grateful to have my health back. In light of that, I’ve made some changes in my life. And I’d like you to join me. As we walk into 2020, I want to cast my vote for…[dramatic pause]…More good in this world. Ah, yes. I know what you’re thinking. Could he be serious? I’m dead serious. And it’s not that hard, trust me. The next time someone does something you don’t like, you can go on the attack. But you can also hold your fire. And do the unexpected. You can kill them with kindness.”
Kevin Spacey ends his monologue with an evil grin before stoking the fire with a burning hot poker. And he does it in a very scary, slasher movie type why with some very ominous music playing him out. What exactly is this? Is he supposed to be Frank Underwood? Is he pulling the biggest troll of 2019 moments before the year closes itself out? We can’t be too sure.
The last we heard from Kevin Spacey was in late October, right before Halloween. Kevin Spacey escaped sexual assault charges after his accuser passed away. The unidentified accuser had been holding their identity, and reportedly passed away from cancer. The person in question was a massage therapist who accused Kevin Spacey of grabbing the individual’s genitals during a session in Malibu.
The accuser was never identified in public. At the time it was reported, many speculated that perhaps Kevin Spacey had something to do with the man’s passing. That is an unsubstantiated rumor, and there is no proof whatsoever that Kevin Spacey ever did any wrongdoing in regards to the accuser’s death. Though the whole scenario does put a twisted spin on the video Kevin Spacey is delivering here.
Many suspect that Kevin Spacey may be gearing up to name names in regards to unidentified sexual abusers in Hollywood. That, too, is an unsubstantiated rumor. Though it has been speculated that Kevin Spacey may reveal pertinent information that could be damaging to several individuals. Again this video points to Kevin Spacey, in character as Frank Underwood, making veiled threats. He is clearly doing this under the guise of acting. So who knows what is going on. Kevin Spacey read a poem in Rome back in August of this year, also championing himself in a bit of self-reflective prose.
What else does Kevin Spacey know? He is known friends of accused sexual abuser Bryan Singer, who directing Spacey in Superman Returns. And this comes on the eve of Corey Feldman preparing to finally release his Truth: The Rape of Two Coreys documentary in early 2020, which will supposedly reveal the name of a prominent Hollywood pedophile. So who knows what 2020 holds in store for the #MeToo movement, and these various stories. This video was released on the official Kevin Spacey Youtube Channel with the initials KTWK, aka ‘Kill Them With Kindess’.
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