From Riding Sun, we learn how Scarlett Johansson feels about being felt up by a stranger in front of a large crowd:
The 21-year old actress turned red as she was felt up on camera, but didn’t bitch slap Isaac [Mizrahi].
She said to friends, “If he hadn’t been gay, I would have slapped him.” Isaac was feisty with other female stars as well, and many feel he deserved to be slapped regardless of his personal orientation.
Nobody anywhere has a right to touch you, especially in your bathing suit areas. I know it sounds funny, but think about it, gentlemen: would you have a problem if k.d. lang made a playful grab for your sack? What would you do to her if she did? What possessed Mizrahi to make such a move?
If I belonged to NOW, I’d be furious about it. I don’t care if Mizrahi was gay or not: giving a strange woman’s boob a friendly squeeze is an astonishingly inappropriate act, and comes pretty close to a sexual assault. What’s the difference between Isaac Mizrahi and the copafeeliacs who grope women on the subway? Nothing. Why didn’t Johansson let him know, through action or words, that what he did was unacceptable? Because he was gay.
Let that sink in for a few moments. Now think about where the line should be drawn. Scarlett Johansson let slip an amazing opportunity to show that gays do have the right to equal treatment: she didn’t slap the living shit out of him for touching her in a sexual manner the way she might a strange heterosexual man.
Ladies, here’s a tip: if there’s a man in front of you, almost nose-to-nose, who won’t get out of your way and has already groped you or looks like he’s going to, look him straight in the eye, and without lifting your arm, make a fist and point your knuckles as high as they’ll go. Then plunge your fist in a short arc down at the man’s crotch, punching through his bladder/lower abdomen and ending at his sack.
Wouldn’t it be pretty damn entertaining to see Mizrahi writhing around and puking on himself on the red carpet? He’d learn to keep his hands to himself, if nothing else.
(Thanks to Jeff G. for the pointer.)