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So I just learned The late Shirley temple, was perhaps Hollywood's first minor to be exploited by adult men

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So the late Shirley temple, is regarded as the first child star and the most iconic of her era. 


But it's coming to light with Harvey Weinstein and others, that Shirley was the first victim and nobody failed to see or help her. 


At the age of 3 she did films called Baby Burlesk, a parody of adult films with adult themes using children.


One saw Shirley having milk spilled over her referencing I guess as what makes babies from a man, in black and white this would work, as several people said they used Chocolate syrup to be blood cos in that color it came out better than using red color. 


There is also several songs seemed innocent but they're love songs aimed at me in their 30s, with Shirley singing them to him, ironically this was her biggest audience in terms of commercial success, which in itself is disturbing. 


An author talked about it, but was sued by Fox, and people said that lawsuit should have been the red flag, they were caught and wanted to silence the author. 



Before her death Shirley left acting but became an activist and actually talked about the horrors kids went thru, they were separated from the adults, if they misbehaved or made a mistake. 


The punishment was being in a tiny black box sitting on a block of ice with really nothing on. 


If we said something, it's like the same who's gonna believe a bunch of kids, they lie all the time. Most of us stayed silent.

 Cos we were taught, were not believable in the first place. 


@Jordan Miller

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I truly feel for a lot of people in Hollywood throughout the years. I think a lot of people got ****ed up in one way or another. The perverted ****'s bad enough as it is. All this stuff coming out over the last few years is probably scraping the top of the surface. I also feel for these child stars that got dumped because they lost their "cuteness" factor as they got older. How can it not hurt to know you're getting rejected because you're not "cute" anymore. Hurts even more if it basically ruins your life. No telling how many got hooked on drugs, became drunks or blew their brains out because this was something they wanted to keep doing and they got pushed out with no other back up plan for what they'd do to support themselves. 




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