The Silicon Valley moral cleanse has now hit Hollywood, as some of the biggest names in the industry have come clean. In another recent confession, YouTube Red made a decision that shows their intolerance towards sexual misconduct.
In September, YouTube Red picked up ‘Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken!’ from acclaimed documentarian Morgan Spurlock for a reported $3.5 million. However, following admissions of sexual misconduct by Spurlock, YouTube said it was dropping the film.
In a Twitter post entitled ‘I Am Part of The Problem’, Spurlock conceded, “When I was in college, a girl who I hooked up with on a one-night-stand accused me of rape.” He also admitted that he’d previously settled a sexual harassment allegation with a former female assistant for calling her “hot pants” and “sex pants.” Finally, Spurlock claimed that he’s been unfaithful to every wife and girlfriend he’s ever had.
“We feel for all of the women impacted by the recent statements made by Morgan Spurlock,” a YouTube spokeswoman told The Hollywood Reporter. “In light of this situation, we have decided not to distribute Super Size Me 2 on YouTube Red.”
Spurlock’s confession arrives at the time when several powerful male executives and entertainers—Kevin Spacey, Andy Signore and Roy Price—have been fired following claims of sexual misconduct.
Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken focuses on Spurlock’s attempt to build a fast-food restaurant from scratch. The restaurant opened and closed one weekend last fall in Columbus, Ohio.