“Star Trek: Into Darkness” screenwriter Damon Lindelof apologized this week for a”gratuitous” scene in the film in which actress Alice Eve is half-naked for apparently no reason.
After some critics railed against the scene, Lindelof posted to Twitter, “I copped to the fact that we should have done a better job of not being gratuitous in our representation of a barely clothed actress…What I’m saying is I hear you, I take responsibility and will be more mindful in the future.”
But, what about the people who don’t want an apology? The actress herself probably doesn’t mind, since 1) she read the script and decided to take the part and 2) nobody knew who Alice Eve was before all this and 3) the movie is unwatchable without the scene.
Here are 10 reasons why Lindelof shouldn’t have apologized for writing that scene. It’s not like people thought they were going into a Martin Scorcese film or anything.