Comedic actor Chris D’Elia decries the Twitter hashtag campaign launched to raise awareness of misogynistic acts
Chris D’Elia, star of NBC’s summer comedy series “Undateable,” lashed out at the Twitter hashtag campaign #YesAllWomen, calling it “rude” to the victims of the shooting rampage at UC Santa Barbara.
Many women tweeted #YesAllWomen last weekend to note examples of sexism and violence they’ve experienced in their lives, which D’Elia ridiculed on social media. HuffPost Live’s Josh Zepps asked D’Elia on Thursday why he mocked the campaign.
“I think that it’s terrible that a lot of these people [are] tweeting about this, using this hashtag,” D’Elia said. “I think it’s a little bit s—-y to what actually happened. I think that what happened was terrible, people died, and somebody’s like ‘a guy looked at my butt, people died, yes all women.’ I think that’s kind of rude to the people who lost their lives.”
Zepps observed his new show might be accused of objectifying women.
“That is what it is, and if you don’t think it’s funny, don’t watch it,” he said. “It won’t make anyone shoot anybody. My show won’t. By the way, and if it does, that person’s crazy. That person’s insane.”
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