Not in spite of, but because of
I was watching the Great One Eyed God (no, not that one. The TV) and saw the child rapist apologist (wait, that doesn’t narrow the field very much in Hollywood) Whoopi (it wasn’t rape-rape) Goldberg (odd, she doesn’t look jewish) and had an epiphany about the Hollywood smootch fest with Polanski. He wasn’t a darling of the leftist artisty crowd in spite of being a child rapist who got away with it. He was a darling of the leftist artisty crowed because he was a child rapist who got away with it. That made him a b-a-a-a-a-a-d boy. In the amoral culture of Hollywood, it made him interesting. Gee, if he had killed and eaten his victim a la Jeffrey Dahmer and gotten away with it, they would probably have declared him a divinity and built him temples.