Adam Sandler inappropriately touching Claire Foy is infuriating because it so accurately reflects how casual men are about touching women’s bodies, and worse, infers Rachael Revesz of The Independent. Sandler’s actions cannot be equated with the very real crimes that have been happening in Hollywood and elsewhere, but it shows the mentality behind such behavior. Many men happily objectify women. The excuse that it was just “a friendly gesture” has been used way too often by men who have harassed women. Sandler needs to understand that touching anyone in certain areas without their consent is simply not okay.
The controversy surrounding Adam Sandler resting his hand on Claire Foy’s knee has been somewhat overblown, suggests the Daily Mail. While the British actress did seem uncomfortable when he touched her, it was a fleeting gesture that wasn’t intended to harm. In fact, her spokesperson announced that Foy too believes that Sandler didn’t have any unfriendly intentions when he touched her. She has openly expressed that she “wasn’t offended” by it. This story rose to light during a time when far more egregious behavior, by the likes of Harvey Weinstein, is being revealed. Sandler’s hand was nowhere near as bad.