Charlize Theron calls out TV host for kissing interpreter
Charlize Theron called out a French talk-show host after he kissed her interpreter during a segment aired on April 25.
Theron and her “Long Shot” co-star Seth Rogen were on “Touche as à mon Poste (It’s Only TV)” where the actors appeared uncomfortable. A clip of the incident has been circulating on Twitter.
In the video, as host Cyril Hanouna gave several instructions, Theron noted, “He’s very bossy.”
When the interpreter went to Theron and Rogen, Hanouna approached her and gave her a kiss. The actress, appearing shocked, told Hanouna, “Maybe ask next time?”
Hanouna did not acknowledge Theron and instead asked the interpreter if it excited her, Paris Match reported on Thursday, April 25. Theron and Rogen, not knowing what they discussed, did not react further.
Twitter users praised Theron for her action and for emphasizing consent.
Fatemeh Fannizadeh (@Fatalmeh) said, “@CharlizeAfrica [underlined] that the girl didn’t give her prior consent and all he does is asking the girl if she was titillated (“émoustillée”).”
“No, she was disgusted, objectified and infantilized on TV by you, effing stupid clown.”
.@Cyrilhanouna kissed a girl, @CharlizeAfrica underligned that the girl didn't give her prior consent and all he does is asking the girl if she was titillated ("émoustillée"). No, she was disgusted, objectified and infantilized on TV by you, effing stupid clown. https://t.co/YweKxHxrue
— Fatemeh Fannizadeh (@Fatalmeh) April 26, 2019ADVERTISEMENT
“Dear everyone, Please observe @CharlizeAfrica demonstrate consent. Sincerely, women,” tweeted Dr. Nikki Stamp (@drnikkistamp).
Please observe @CharlizeAfrica demonstrate consent.
— Dr Nikki Stamp FRACS (@drnikkistamp) April 27, 2019
Cyril Hanouna has a history of controversial behavior on his show. In 2016, a woman was sexually assaulted after she refused to kiss a contestant. Hanouna told him to kiss her on the cheek and the man went for her breasts.
Theron has been supportive of the #MeToo movement. She is taking a lead role in the film “Fair and Balanced,” which follows the Fox News sexual harassment scandal that led to the resignation of the network’s president, Roger Ailes. Niña V. Guno /ra
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