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Rotten Apples: This New Site Rates Movies ‘Fresh’ or ‘Rotten’ Based on This Controversial Metric

What’s going on?

Rotten Apples is a new movie website that lets you know if actors or producers involved have been accused of sexual misconduct.

How does it work?

Type a movie or TV show title into the search bar, and Rotten Apples will rate it as containing “fresh apples” or “rotten apples.” If a name like Harvey Weinstein pops up, you can click through the link to read a news story about that particular “rotten apple” and allegations against them. Movies ranging from “Lord of the Rings” to “Silver Linings Playbook” will come up with “rotten apples” thanks to Harvey and Bob Weinstein and their involvement.

Glenn’s take:

Glenn wasn’t sure what to think yet on today’s show. Is this site intended to encourage boycotts, or is it just a tool to inform the public?

“It’s very of the moment,” he said. “You might say it’s even ‘#MeToo.’”

This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.

GLENN: Have you heard of the new movie review website called Rotten Apples?

Not Rotten Tomatoes – that’s the one people use to try to convince each other to see a movie. “But honey, it got 92% on Rotten Tomatoes. It must be really good.”

Rotten Apples isn’t like that. It really boils things down for the movie, or TV show consumer. You type in any title and it gives you an instant rating, either “Fresh Apples” or “Rotten Apples.”

It’s a website that really addresses current needs. It’s very of-the-moment, you might even say it’s very #MeToo… because that is exactly what inspired it.

You see, Rotten Apples is a brand-new website that tells you if anyone involved in a movie or show has been accused of sexual misconduct. Notice I said accused of. It’s not a criminal database. And no, I’m not making this up.

If you type in a movie title and no one’s been accused of anything, the page reads “Fresh Apples – This movie has no known affiliation to anyone with allegations of sexual misconduct against them.”

If you type in a show like House of Cards, however, the page reads “Rotten Apples” followed by the name of the person accused. If you click on the name, it links to an article from another media source about the allegations against that person.

The team of four – two males, two females – who created the site, say it’s not meant to incite boycotts of movies or shows, but to help people make “ethical media consumption decisions.”

Wow. This site just launched on Tuesday. It’s so new, I’m not even sure what to think of it yet. Is this another example of the internet keeping an industry honest – like travel or restaurant review sites? Could something like this actually help keep Hollywood predators at bay?

Or, is this website a one-way ticket to libel town since it’s based on accusations?

Regardless, it’s kind of a suspenseful game, to type in your favorite movies and shows, cross your fingers, and hope your childhood isn’t ruined by finding out your hero is a total creep. The results can be surprising. Or not.

Whatever you do, just don’t type in Home Alone 2. Under any circumstances. Or The Little Rascals. Trust me. Just don’t type those in.

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