connectVideoWilliam Shatner attacks ‘social justice warriors’ on Twitter
“Star Trek” actor William Shatner sounds off on social media about today’s social justice warriors setting off a twitter war
William Shatner stands firmly on its defense of the controversial Christmas classic ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside,” claiming that the #MeToo movement rejects the context in which the song was written in the time.
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“[The song ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ is] only the offer of an invitation and present an argument for not leaving,” Shatner, 87, told DailyMail TV this week. “You’re not saying,” I’m closing the door, and you can not leave!’ It is not the force, verbal persuasion, who works in the law.”
“In 2018 we have the #MeToo-movement, which I think is great that these hidden powers are exposed and not be allowed and women have equal rights,” he noted. “I have three daughters [ages 60, 57 and 54], I’m all for it. But when you look back on the things that were written, and said, 20, 30 years ago, it is a different context, and you have to judge it by that context. Rape and pillage, absolutely not, that his crimes against humanity. But now to say ‘Would you love me?” and the other party of the party that says ‘yes’ or ‘no’, I can’t fathom what is wrong with that.”
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He continued, “It’s like saying, ‘Would you eat your food, do you want to write a song with me, you would get an interview?’ I’m not offended by you asking me to do an interview. Maybe it is my mindset based on the years I’ve lived, but I try to be honest and I don’t see the problem.”
Last week, Shatner got into a Twitter discussion with fans and followers about the song, which are prohibited in some markets as a result of texts that could be interpreted as referring to rape, especially the line, “Tell me, what is this drink?”
“I have tweeted about it just to get out there and have fun with the people who think differently. From my side there is no hostility, just a difference of opinion,” he said.
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Shatner once more addressed his daughters, saying, he was glad that sexual harassment and violence are thwarted and exposed in the workplace, but that he believes that the #MeToo movement as a whole as ” hysterical,” makes him afraid to give women compliments.
“It’s a whole new culture. The whole business has changed. The whole man-woman relationship has changed in a severe degree,” he said. “It’s all about sensitizing you to what is bullying. You could say, as I have on numerous occasions, ‘good’, ‘wow, what a great dress, “”big legs, “” I love you to her.’ Nothing grabby, touchy-feely, nothing sexual just innocent compliments that one would say of someone, with no intention of lust.”
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He even admitted that he is nervous about posing for photos with “Star Trek” fans confess, “the People say ‘Can I put my arm around you?’ I say, ‘Yes, of course,” but I don’t think [start physical contact]. I changed my behavior greatly extent … because it is a revolution.”