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As if it was his fault.
But Hollywood is busy making every awkward flirtation as a crime, and the females there are reveling in their victimhood. so every man is the enemy (while still showing their cleavage of course, because it's all a show).
but if you go past the "me too" verbiage of the report and read what is written further down, you will find a really poignant story:
During his Globes speech, del Toro credited the film, along with two of his others - 2006's Pan's Labyrinth and 2001's Devil's Backbone - with "saving his life".
"This movie's ultimately a biography, and out of this really dark turmoil, you find a little bit of light. And that has happened to be several times in 25 years of storytelling," he tells the BBC.
"It happened certainly on The Devil's Backbone. I was at the end of my rope after having done only two movies, one of them - Mimic - was with Miramax Dimension, that was such a bad experience, such a harrowing experience, and then there was the kidnapping of my father shortly thereafter.
after that, Devil's Backbone picked me up and healed me. "And in a different set of circumstances, that happened with Pan's Labyrinth. These movies come out of that very dark night of the soul."Here is the story of that incident:
His father was kidnapped for ransom (in Guadalahara).
...director Guillermo del Toro shared a powerful and personal tale following the kidnapping of his father two decades ago.
“What terror seeks is to provoke hatred- and thus, they will recruit the hated ones, the marginal, the desperate into their ranks,” the filmmaker began on Twitter, calling the short anecdote “A memory in 8 tweets.”
Del Toro went on to recount the aftermath of the kidnapping of his father, Federico del Toro, by criminals in Guadalajara. After a ransom of $1 million was paid by del Toro’s friend James Cameron, Federico was freed following 72 days in captivity.
and the cops offered him a chance to revenge on the kidnappers, which he refused:
We said no. Absolutely no to both. We felt hatred and pain but could not be a part of the cycle of violence.”