The Internet is Angry at Adam Sandler for Touching an Actress' Knee. But the Actress Herself?
Here's a good example of how maybe people should slow there roll when it comes to getting outraged, especially on behalf of other people. The Internet had their panties in a wad over the weekend, because Adam Sandler touched actress Claire Foy's knee on The Graham Norton Show.
I've always hated #AdamSandler. Now I know why. It's not that he's not funny (he's not) or that he's a crappy actor… https://t.co/T6SiKVjLQY— george montgomery (@george montgomery)1509322341.0
'This is why we can't ignore Adam Sandler’s ‘knee touching’ incident' https://t.co/4Cqhq3WQI0— The Independent (@The Independent)1509371649.0
You know who wasn't outraged? Claire Foy.
Claire Foy has revealed that she was 'not offended' when Adam Sandler touched her leg during an interview - despite it causing outrage among viewers.
As the fallout from the Harvey Weinstein scandal continues the comedian, 51, was criticized for his gestures during Friday night's Graham Norton Show on BBC One.
The American actor was seen resting his hand on the knee of British Claire Foy, 33, leaving her looking distinctly uncomfortable.
Fans erupted on social media, slamming Sandler for his behaviour and said the Crown actress looked 'uncomfortable'.
However, Foy has since come out and brushed off the incident.
A spokeswoman said: 'We don't believe anything was intended by Adam's gesture and it has caused no offence to Claire.'
Here's a good teachable moment about what people mean when they say to stop calling "bad behavior" sexual harassment, or even worse. Let's say, for sake of argument, that Sandler touching her knee was "bad behavior" and not inadvertent. If the women whose knee he touched didn't think so, or wasn't upset by it, you shouldn't be either. Easy peasy.
But acting like this is no different from Harvey Weinstein stuff (see This Actress’s Harvey Weinstein Story is One of The Worst Yet and Um, What?! Harvey Weinstein’s TWC Contract Allowed for Sexual Harassment…)? That doesn't help the actual victims of sexual harassment. It just makes you feel all #woke about yourself on Twitter.