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Glenn on the Asia Argento sex scandal: Hollywood is 'virtue signaling' to hide their own guilt


Italian actress Asia Argento, one of the first and most outspoken accusers of disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein and a leading voice in the #MeToo movement, allegedly paid a former child actor $380,000 in hush money.

Why? Because 16 years after she was purportedly assaulted by Weinstein, she invited the 17-year-old boy to a hotel room, gave him alcohol, and sexually assaulted him in 2013, according to the New York Times.

Read the stunning details of the story here.

On “The Glenn Beck Radio Program” Monday, Glenn didn't seem all that surprised by this latest revelation of Hollywood's dark side. He noted how celebrities today love to trumpet what he called "virtue signalling," all the while deflecting attention away from the skeletons in their own closets.

"We’ve all grown accustomed to the 'virtue signaling' of actors, actresses and everyone involved in the entertainment industry. They just love going on late night talk shows, preaching at awards shows and championing for a cause," Glenn said. "Most of us keep our mouths shut — even when they do things like play hype man for Howard Zinn. The message Hollywood has been all too giddy in sending is this: Our virtue is greater than yours, and the rest of all you little people need to bask in how ridiculously awesome and 'woke' we are."

"Sometimes those who shout and point the loudest are the most guilty," he added. "Weinstein brought a nationwide spotlight on something that everyone in Hollywood already knew. They just didn’t want it out in public — until now. When the dust clouds settle, I truly expect black tar to be all over the Hollywood soul, and it will finally be exposed. But I also truly expect they’ll continue their virtue signaling. The question now is, will anyone buy it anymore?"

Catch more of Glenn’s reaction in the video clip above.

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