This Gordon Ramsay and Sofia Vergara interview from 2010 is an uncomfortable watch in the #metoo era
In 2010, actress Sofia Vergara and chef Gordon Ramsay appeared together on the Tonight Show to be interviewed by Jay Leno, and a very disturbing video of their interaction has resurfaced, reinforcing why #MeToo became a thing.
Sofia Vergara didn’t deserve to be treated like this. This is very very uncomfortable. pic.twitter.com/5xgxLLFZ8R
— Jason Bolaños (@JBinAV) January 6, 2019
It’s only eight or nine years ago, but attitudes have changed so much that people have been taken aback by his behaviour.
I hate that I know the exact thing she's feeling in this. How she's laughing and being lighthearted but look how far away she is in her seat from him. We try to be polite even when we have every right to flip out because we are conditioned to not want to rock the boat. Fuck him. https://t.co/SStmLHxhKv
— tess (@that1mum) January 7, 2019
I used to really like Ramsay. I wanted to become him. But it turns out… pic.twitter.com/Dp5TIiJnIn
— Miranda (@miranda_swings) January 6, 2019
her body language shows so much of her discomfort just in the way she’s sitting. she’s scooted as far away from him as possible and he’s still in her personal space. disgusting… https://t.co/prkczjj7v8
— *☆kween☆* (@kaitlyntrxn) January 6, 2019
What an absolute creep. Vergara looks like she's being as assertive as she can in the circumstances, and he's taking fucking liberties pic.twitter.com/gRJMFMPHq3
— Nooruddean (@BeardedGenius) January 7, 2019
One woman disagreed with the prevailing view.
I mean it seems like she didn’t mind and they were all just joking together? By no means do I think women should be mistreated or touched inappropriately but seeing her reaction a lot of this just looks like casual banter?
I just don’t think we should beat anyone up for this.
— Joanne Amarisa (@JoanneAmarisa) January 7, 2019
However, other people thought her argument didn’t stand up to scrutiny.
even though she’s literally squished herself to the other side of the chair.. far away from him as possible
— abigail (@nicoleswaverly) January 7, 2019
You: She seems like she did not mind
Her: No touching This guy doesn't respect me
Whatever honey, if you think she not reacting is a sign of she doesn't minding it then sweetie you're wrong.
— 🍯|| Au📌 (@kimdoyounglip) January 7, 2019