Happy holidays! Disgraced actor Kevin Spacey is back. After a year of silence from the thespian, heard last year offering creepy holiday cheer, vowing to not back down against multiple accusations of sexual assault, rape, and harassment that torpedoed his career—done in the voice of his character President Frank Underwood on Netflix’s “House Of Cards”—Spacey has returned to offer a new updated holiday video which we can only imagine is now a holiday tradition we’ll see as often as “Die Hard” is a Christmas movie and thoughts and prayers for the victims of Nakatomi Plaza.
2019’s video is a little bit softer than the pugilistic, I-won’t back-down stance of 2018, perhaps because two criminal cases of alleged sexual assault against the actor were dropped earlier this year. The most notorious case in Nantucket was dismissed over the “the unavailability of the complaining witness,” and the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office also dropped a sexual assault case after the accuser died.
“I know what you’re thinking. Can he be serious? I’m dead serious.” Spacey said in visibly better spirits about his wishes for casting his vote for more “good” in the world. “The next time someone does something you don’t like, you can go on the attack. But you can also hold your fire and do the unexpected. You can…kill them with kindness.”
This year’s video, “KTWK” (Kill Them with Kindness) also addressed the fact that the actor “got his health back,” and bafflingly ends—after its positive message of forgiveness and turning the cheek— with a strange murder mystery-like music sting (maybe a comeback is being teased?). Spacey’s career fell apart in the fall of late 2017, during the height of the #MeToo moment when he was accused of sexual misconduct and assault. He was subsequently fired from “House Of Cards” and his character Frank Underwood—the same one he plays in this video, or at least a version of him—was killed off and didn’t appear in the show’s final season.
No word on how Netflix feels about Spacey’s use of the character they own the intellectual rights to, but surely at his point, they’re just hoping he goes away. Though Netflix’s iconic sound, is still a nod to Underwood and the house that helped build Netflix. Happy holidays!