Washington Post Calls Pedophilia Play ‘Brilliant’

  • The Washington Post was roasted over the weekend for publishing a glowing review of a “play about pedophiles” that critics believe downplays sexual abuse and attempts to normalize pedophilia.
  • The piece by Washington Post chief drama critic Peter Marks, “‘Downstate’ is a play about pedophiles. It’s also brilliant,” was first published on Nov. 23 but had generated backlash on Sunday when shared by the paper’s Twitter account.
  • The Post was swiftly criticized for “normalizing pedophilia,” which has been a hot-button issue in recent weeks amid fashion company Balenciaga apologizing after coming under fire for child-abuse themed ad campaign.
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