Darlings, just as gazing at massive and beautiful men in summer suiting is considered a form of self-care around these parts, so too is the idea of gazing at massive and beautiful men in summer suiting who also happen to be assholes who say very dumb things. That way you have something big, dumb and beautiful upon which to vent all the frustrations of your week. It’s healthy. Why? Because we said so.
This big dumb lug stuck his big dumb foot in his mouth when asked about the effects of the #MeToo movement by NOT responding with something along the lines of “It’s an important conversation to be having right now and I’m just trying to listen and learn from this moment.” No, instead he said:
“There’s something wonderful about a man chasing a woman. There’s a traditional approach to that, which is nice. I think a woman should be wooed and chased, but maybe I’m old-fashioned for thinking that.
“It’s very difficult to do that if there are certain rules in place. Because then it’s like: ‘Well, I don’t want to go up and talk to her, because I’m going to be called a rapist or something’. So you’re like, ‘Forget it, I’m going to call an ex-girlfriend instead, and then just go back to a relationship, which never really worked’. But it’s way safer than casting myself into the fires of hell, because I’m someone in the public eye, and if I go and flirt with someone, then who knows what’s going to happen?”
Pity the poor movie star, terrified of being accused of rape, forced to rely on ex-girlfriends to get his needs taken care of, rather than accidentally chasing a woman just a little too hard. He apologized a day later but there’s no reason to believe it was for anything but P.R. reasons. We doubt very much he gained a newfound understanding of rape culture in that time.
Also his suit is huge and looks terrible on him.
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