Sean Connery’s Controversial Remarks Arise Again Following His Death

Written by on November 12, 2020

Story by Chuck Tackett

Sean Connery’s Controversial Remarks Arise Again Following His Death

“Never throw the first punch, but if anyone, regardless if it is a boy or a girl, puts their hands on you, beat their ass”

Louise Trahan-Tackett

my mother

That bit of advice was handed down to me by my mother. When I was in the 5th grade, this girl in my neighborhood picked a fight with me, showing off to her friends. I went to a Catholic grade school. The parish priest taught me that boys should never hit girls, so being the angelic little Catholic boy I was, I followed his directive.

When I arrived home, that girl had bloodied my face and ripped up my shirt. While my mom was tending to my cuts and treating my bloody nose, she asked why didn’t I fight back. After I told her why that is when she gave me that life lesson that I still carry with me today as a 64-year-old man.

The reason I am telling you all this story is that all of you, by now know that this past Halloween, actor, 1960s era international sex symbol, and the quintessential Agent 007 James Bond, Sean Connery, recently passed away at the age of 90, after battling a long illness.

Before funeral arrangements could be solidified, social media pundits resurfaced controversial remarks Sean had made regarding hitting women, beginning in a 1965 interview he had done with Playboy magazine, and throughout his career. Mr. Connery stuck to his guns regarding hitting women but amended his explanation down through the years on why he felt that way. I guess I am confused. Sean Connery wasn’t secretive about how he felt. Why did folks wait until he passed, instead of addressing the issue with him while he was alive? It just seems to me it was a punk-ass bitch move, and something his grieving family should not have to deal with.

In an interview in 2006, Sean Connery told “The Times of London” quote – “My view is I don’t believe that any level of abuse against a woman is justified under any circumstance. Full stop.” – unquote. I guess that is part of that “gotcha” and/or “woke” culture I don’t know.

Newsweek reported that down through the decades during Mr. Connery’s acting career, he had to deal with various allegations of misogyny. 

In his 1987 interview with Barbara Walters, I understood what he was saying to her regarding this subject. It has been politically correct to say that there is absolutely no reason whatsoever for a man to hit a woman. All I can say to that is bullshit.

I am more in line with the thinking of Judge Judy. She repeatedly, on her show said to both men and women to keep your hands to yourself. At ties Judge Judy has called out women who physically assault men first, taking advantage of the fact how society so negatively and, at times, is so closed-minded regarding this subject.

I think we all could agree that Sean Connery was an absolutely wonderful actor, and as I said before, he was the quintessential Agent 007 – James Bond. 

Chuck’s Chat operates under an open authority. Opinions and comments are always welcome. Send them to soultraindancing@yahoo.com


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