William Shatner Says #MeToo Movement Has 'Become Hysterical'

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William Shatner for whatever reason granted Daily Mail TV an interview wherein he discussed the #MeToo movement, addressing a tweet he did earlier this month. The tweet urged CBC radio to play “Baby It’s Cold Outside,” in response to some long-standing complaints that the song is not good about articulating the boundaries of sexual consent. In fact, it is notably bad at that.

The 87-year-old actor said some things about the song: “If you look back at things that were written and said 20, 30 years ago, it’s a different context. And you’ve got to judge it by that context. Rape and pillage, absolutely not, those are crimes against humanity. But saying, ‘Would you make love with me?’ and the opposing party says yes or no, I can’t fathom what’s wrong with that.”

Ok, so there’s that. Then Shatner pointed out the positive impacts of the #MeToo movement: “I think it’s great that these hidden forces are exposed and not to be allowed and women have equal rights.” Then, whoops, he became typical:

“At the same time, [the movement has] become hysterical. It’s a whole new culture. The whole business has changed. The whole man-woman relationship has changed to a severe degree. It’s all about sensitizing you to what is harassment. You might say, as I have on numerous occasions, ‘Looking good,’ ‘Wow, what a great dress,’ ‘Great legs,’ ‘I love your hair.’ Nothing grabby, touchy-feely, nothing sexual. Just innocuous compliments that one might say to anybody, with no intent of lasciviousness.”

As long as we are taking leaps of imagination, I’ll presume that “it’s up to your knees out there,” refers to the bullshit that must be waded through in order to reach one man who doesn’t use the words “hysterical” nor “crimes against humanity.”

[Indie Wire]

Wow, Donald Trump had to drag Megan Mullally into this? And by “this” I mean his disaster of a Twitter feed (specifically this tweet).

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