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Rolling Stone says we're all missing the point of the Armie Hammer cannibalism scandal




Key points from the article behind the cut:

-Article says it's important to note that the screengrabs have not been verified and "Hammier himself has deined that they are legitimate."

-There's no reason to believe that Hammer has actually murdered and eaten someone.

-"What is up for debate, however, is whether such kinks are actually inherently predatory or abusive — or if there is not another conversation to be had about them," the article states.

-The writer talks to Empress Wu, a professional dominatrix from NYC, who says that cannibalism fetishes have nothing to do with eating another person, and it's predicated on fantasy. "Cannibalism as a fetish really highlights or fulfills this sense of wanting to be close to someone and the futility that it’ll never fully happen,” according to Empress Wu.

-However, Empress Wu says that while she was unperturbed by the Armie Hammer sexts at first, she started to see red flags as she delved further into them. E.g. One woman says she did want to stop during an act for most of the time. “That’s pretty explicitly a consent violation, and that’s the core of the issue,” she says. “It doesn’t matter what fetish it was, that’s irrelevant. But when there’s a boundary violation that is something that should always be paid attention to.”

-Complicating matters, the article states "Hammer's exes have come forward to allege inappropriate or nonconsensual behavior." Empress Wu says that the conversation should instead focus less on his kinks and more on the consent violations that occurred with these women. She says what he did is a "bad representation of BDSM because I don't consider it BDSM."

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Tags: armie hammer, sexual misconduct
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