UPDATE: This is the result. No one shows up (as always as no one is ever notified) for a SNAP organized event, those low numbers are then used against us, here is from March 1 Catholic League post:
Most Americans are truly outraged over the sexual abuse of minors, but there are many who feign anger. Take Mark Ruffalo, star of “Spotlight”: he held a protest outside a Cathedral—almost no one showed up—before the Oscars*
I joked few weeks back and said Blaine et al would show up at Oscars and put SNAP's name all over Spotlight and claim credit for some kind of work that involved the film, showing up in the news about the Academy Awards, like Blaine always shows up, almost alone, when pedophile priests are in the news. Then nothing else happens. I didn't think it really would happen \as the Oscars but yesterday it did... On the red carpet, Mark Ruffalo said to the mic and the world: "Yeah I was at a protest with the SNAP group in L.A. at the cathedral and they were saying that every day more and more people are coming forward with their stories." Same quote that's come out after every SNAP press event since 1995 and know what? We will never hear who those "new survivors" are or what their story is, they'll disappear into the black hole between St. Louis and Chicago. Guess what Hollywood fell for SNAP, sigh, oh well, There's even Blaine in a photo hugging the movie stars, with her "Killroy was here" smile. It really happened, I was only joking when I said she'd show up at the Oscars almost all alone again claiming to represent survivors and everyone in the news media would believe her. If she really ran a network for pedopriest victims, then why did only 16 people show up at the protest? Why weren't the rest of survivors in California notified about this pre-Oscar protest weeks in advance so we could get there. I bet word went out around L.A. at the last minute, as always, SNAP keeps turnout low. Making it look like the "survivors network" does something when really it does not. Except keep us from finding each other by hording all the contact information. The quilt in photo below made a statement at demonstrations in 2002, it's still the same quilt... It's astounding that SNAP didn't find a way to use the hundred thousand pedophile priest survivors in the country, or at least the thousand pedophile priest victims who got settlements from the L.A. area in 2007 settlements in a more planned and meaningful way on this special Oscar night, not surprising for those of us who've been part of this for decades though.
I joked when I said Blaine et al would show up at Oscars and claim credit for Spotlight. Then
Ruffalo tweeted this flyer from SNAP, my first reaction was, why didn't a protest like this happen in every city. A Snapper then posted the flyer on Facebook saying "This is why we are still in the trenches - protecting kids and exposing the truth!!!" When did we ever go into the trenches?
Of course Hollywood believes SNAP is who they say they are,
They both exist in a world created by PR
Of Course Hollywood would fall for SNAP
even Hollywood Reporter:
-back to work, on Mary Mary Season 5 and a new show about Compton today...
posted by Kay Ebeling
*Catholic League Link http://www.catholicleague.org/feigned-outrage-over-sexual-abuse/ sigh