Paul Schrader Says A24 Put Him In ‘Facebook Jail’ After Kevin Spacey Comments
Paul Schrader made his grand return to Facebook for the first time since November, revealing that his social media hiatus was requested by A24, the distributor of his Oscar-nominated film “First Reformed.” Last November, Schrader stirred up trouble after posting to Facebook that he was offered to direct a new film and requested Kevin Spacey to star.
The producer of the film told Schrader hiring Spacey “is not possible” given the dozens of sexual misconduct accusations against the actor.“I believe there are crimes in life but no crimes in art,” Schrader wrote in the since-deleted post from November.
“Spacey should be punished for any crimes his actual person created.
But not for art.
All art is a crime.
Punishing him as an artist only diminishes art.
Put Celine in jail, put Pound in jail, punish Wilde and Bruce if you must, but do not censor their art.”In his
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