Let’s just imagine for a moment if Justine Bieber, an eighteen-year-old pop star, had her neck grabbed by Jeffrey McCarthy, a forty-year-old man, who proceeded to forcibly kiss her along her neck and face and then grab her ass? And then it turned out that not only did Justine not consent to being molested on national television, but that Jeffrey described the act as “kind of molesting her” and “I couldn’t help it, she was so little.”
Is the answer “absolutely nothing”? Probably not! Jeffrey McCarthy is one hella creepy fucker. And guess what? So is Jenny McCarthy!
[Video description: Jenny McCarthy grabs Justin Bieber's neck, kisses him along his neck and face, and then grabs his ass. Justin Bieber says jokingly when he gets up at the mike "wow. I feel violated right now. Wow" and chuckles. And then some stuff happens with Bieber winning an award or something? I dunno, I try not to pay attention to his career.]
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We find out from interviews afterwards the following fascinating facts:
- The kiss was completely spontaneous, which meant that she fucking grabbed someone on national television without getting their consent ahead of time and without any way for them to revoke consent in the moment, in WHAT UNIVERSE is that okay?
- McCarthy explains the rationale behind her actions as “couldn’t help it, he was just so delicious, so little, and just, ahhhk, I wanted to tear his head off and eat it.”
- McCarthy describes her actions as “cougar rape.”
- McCarthy sees nothing wrong or creepy with any of this.
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Boys have a right to bodily autonomy! You do not get to touch people without their consent, no matter how cute they are! Boys do not just sit in a state of forever-readiness for sex because lol if you don’t want to have your ass grabbed by someone more than twice your age without the ability to say “no, stop”, you’re probably a fag or something.
Photo–juliejordonscott/Flickr. Anti-rape and anti-violence signs at a protest.