[Panettiere is standing in a plain dark dress facing the camera, hands clasped in front of her. She is pretending to be Earnest, and Concerned, and Sad.]
Sexual harassment in the workplace is a serious issue. If you’re been harassed, tell your supervisor immediately.
How many times has a co-worker said to you, “Man, your ass is amazing.”, or, “I wanna leave my wife of 25 years for you.”, or, “You have the best body of any women I’ve ever met or seen, including Jessica Alba.”
This is unacceptable behaviour and should be reported immediately. Even if what they’re saying is true. It doesn’t matter who says it, whether it be your boss, or co-worker, a former president of the United States, or one of the male leads of Ocean’s Eleven, sexual harassment is wrong.
Even if it makes you feel good.
I’m feeling kinda stabby and throwy right now, so I’ll just confine myself to these statements:
- It’s not sexual harassment if it’s not unwelcome. Really. That’s it.
- Therefore, the only basis for this ‘humour’ lies in the notion that “women want it really! They’re just pretending they don’t! Isn’t that hilarious? Let’s mock the humourless feminists! Hahahahaha!”
- Cute guys can harass. Movie stars can harass. Ex-presidents can harass. If it’s unwelcome, it’s not flattering, and it’s not hilarious.
- Getting a ‘barely legal’ and much-fapped-over TV star, most famed for playing a high school cheerleader, to mouth this victim-blaming harassment-condoning drivel? Monumentally uncool and creepy.
Incidentally, the second comment on the video is this, by a bloke whose idea of humour is listing his hometown/city as “Inside/Your Mom”:
“seriously, no nudity? what, are you too good to show a nipple? c’mon, just one…okay, HALF of one? no? Bitch.”
Was this hilarious? Flattering? Welcome? Do you think it made her feel good?