Claire Foy was not offended by Adam Sandler repeatedly touching her knee during their appearance on “The Graham Norton Show,” a gesture for which Sandler is being criticized on Twitter.
Foy’s representative told The Daily Mail that “we don’t believe anything was intended by Adam’s gesture and it has caused no offense to Claire.”
The Twittersphere mocked Sandler for repeatedly touching Claire Foy’s knee during their recent appearance on the BBC’s “The Graham Norton Show” last Friday.
“Adam Sandler has no social awareness of how awkward he seemed to be making Emma Thompson and Claire Foy,” one user wrote.
“So Adam Sandler repeatedly touched Claire Foy’s knee…on tv, in front of witnesses. See how easy it is? And he did it despite recent news,” wrote one. “Claire Foy replacing Adam Sandler’s hand onto his own knee rather than hers, was the perfect ‘haha don’t touch me again’ move,” another observer tweeted.
Model Cara Delevingne and actress Emma Thompson also appeared on the show with the pair.
However, some people were quick to defend Sandler, calling the response to Sandler’s gesture an overreaction, arguing it was obviously just a friendly gesture. The actor did the same with Dustin Hoffman during an interview with Jimmy Fallon earlier this month.
Sorry but WTF at people calling Adam Sandler "sexually inappropriate", ????? Claire Foy made it awkward. A classic case of OTT feminism!
— BEA (@beamor93) October 29, 2017
— Michelle (@Chelleshome) October 29, 2017
Foy’s spokesperson has not yet responded TheWrap’s request for comment. A representative for Sandler has not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment.
See some tweets below, and watch the video above.
— Michelle Marsh (@michellelmarsh) October 28, 2017
So Adam Sandler repeatedly touched Claire Foy's knee…on tv, in front of witnesses. See how easy it is? And he did it despite recent news.
— SlipperBoots (@slipperboots) October 29, 2017
Ohh Claire Foy was not up for being pet by Adam Sandler. Quite right too! #GrahamNorton
— Graham Thomson (@grahamt11) October 27, 2017
Claire Foy replacing Adam Sandler’s hand onto his own knee rather than hers, was the perfect “haha dont touch me again” move #GrahamNorton
— Gwyneth Jane (@gwynethjane_) October 27, 2017
Adam Sandler touching Claire Foy's knee for no reason, she puts his hand back, he then does it again, she looked rightly pissed off
— Emily Ward (@Emilywho) October 27, 2017
Felt very uncomfortable watching Adam repeatedly put his unwanted hand on the knee of Claire Foy & the wonderous Emma T #keepittoyourself
— Ange Cuthbert (@j5kitten) October 27, 2017