We're talking about child molestation and international elite pedophile rings dude. For him to be taking things lightly in that context right now especially given the dumb shit he's said in the past, ESPECIALLY when it is right now impacting his very place of employment, is monumentally fucking stupid. If you're a pedophile from k*hl I don't expect you to understand this or the gravity of the situation.
The necrophilia remark on it's own is just bizarre, but when you take that kind of shit in context of him basically saying being a pedo is okay with that whole "but what if the child consents" pedophile argument then yes, it does look bad, and yes, people should be held accountable. Keep in mind we're not just talking about any one remark on the internet. It would be like if your college was embroiled in a scandal about crosses being burnt in front of a black college dorm and you made racist remarks in the past, yes it does look bad, especially
if you're fucking stupid and tactless enough to think now is the time to start talking about black IQ scores. Of course someone doing that gets fired and frankly they probably should be fired for being that tactless and inept in dealing with the situation while their very employer has become a national focus.
And for the record, no, the argument itself he's trying to make is beyond stupid because you have to keep in kind the enforcement from an American perspective. You can't just write shit like that into the laws because then people are going to abuse the hell out of it and actual victimizers become harder to proesecute.
It's especially grossly stupid to defend the argument even if misquoted about them "asking for it" because that's literally what Epstein was doing with the children he was pimping to oligarchs and the rich and famous, and was the exact same argument that filthy dirtbag Dershowitz tried to use in defending Epstein, which was claiming these children groomed and then trafficked were somehow criminals themselves which is what pimps use to control their stables of victims.
Anyone with any sense should see that and frankly what a lot of the public feels is outrage about the handling of this whole case and dropping the hammer down fucking hard on these scumbags. Now is not the time for anyone even a beloved eccentric coder to start making usual
sorry "ephebophile" remarks basically defending that guy while your very institution of MIT is under the microscope about said pedophile oligarchs ties to it.
It's just flatly stupid of him.