Morgan Spurlock, the creator of Super Size Me, has admitted that he has contributed to what’s been called the “rape culture.” Yesterday, December 13th, the Super Size Me maker uploaded a personal indictment and apology on his Twitter feed.
The director commented on the recent cascade of sexual misconduct cases in Hollywood and other industries, leading him to reflect on his past as a college student.
Spurlock stated that there was a time in college where he had sex with a woman and at the moment, he didn’t realize what he did was wrong. The documentarian revealed that the woman in question wrote a short story about him in class and called him out by name.
Spurlock denied the allegations by saying the events didn’t transpire as she stated. Spurlock revealed the accusations against powerful men in the entertainment industry are, in some cases, reflective of things he too has done.
I am Part of the Problem
— Morgan Spurlock (@MorganSpurlock) December 14, 2017
In his statement, Spurlock said he and a woman he knew from class fooled around in his bed when the woman said she didn’t want to have sexual intercourse with him.
Morgan said it was “ok,” but they continued to lay in bed, talking, laughing, and then eventually had sex. After it occurred, she started to cry, and he didn’t realize what he had done. Spurlock thought he was merely consoling her.
Additionally, Spurlock said he called his personal assistant several inappropriate names which he thought was funny but realizes now that it was entirely demeaning to her integrity. Recently, the media is saturated with stories regarding sexual misconduct. However, Morgan’s case is different, because he preemptively revealed his story before anyone could accuse him of anything.