Two-time Academy Award winner and accused sexual predator Kevin Spacey is known for a lot of things: his two Oscars, the list of men who have come forward to allege that Spacey groped them throughout the course of his career, a run of mediocre films in the early aughts (remember K-PAX?), and, now, Christmas Eve YouTube videos.
For the third year in a row since Anthony Rapp’s 2017 interview with BuzzFeed alleging that Spacey made sexual advances on him when Rapp was 14 and Spacey was 26, Spacey has uploaded a clip of himself speaking directly to the camera. As in the previous years, the video begins with Spacey adopting the freeway-wide drawl of his character Frank Underwood from House of Cards, before dropping it and speaking as himself. Unlike last year, there is no entreaty to “kill them with kindness.” Instead, Spacey walks through a park discussing the effect that 2020 has had on people who have reached out to him for advice and support, ending by calling attention to a suicide hotline.
The video is painfully earnest (remember Pay It Forward?) but apparently sincere, and begs a lot of questions: Who is initially filming when the camera pans to Spacey sitting alone on a bench? This park is strangely empty—where is Spacey holed up these days? And what do you think the reaction was for anyone going on an afternoon stroll coming upon a disgraced Oscar winner doing a walk and talk? And why has Bryan Singer’s career carried on when the director has faced similar allegations going back over 20 years?
Watch the full video below.