William Shatner Doesn’t Really Understand The #MeToo Movement

December 24, 2018 / Posted by:

This really isn’t the time in life to criticize anything that has to do with sexual harassment because the pervs are being roasted like chestnuts over an open fire. And speaking of nuts, guess who’s come back to dribble words of crazy from his lips? William Shatner! And he’s bringing us a real doozy this time and it all began with a few tweets about a classic Christmas song.

Recently, William sat down with DailyMailTV to discuss his brand new Christmas album Shatner Claus (the fuck?) featuring a bunch of classic holiday songs EXCEPT Baby It’s Cold Outside. Last week, William caught a bunch of hands on Twitter while trying to defend the lyrics in the song, which is when he mentioned the #MeToo movement to make his point. Please brace yourselves for a delicious slice of Mansplaining Pie followed by a shot of Bitch Please.

You’re not saying I’m closing the door and you can’t leave. It’s not force, it’s verbal persuasion, which works in the act,’ Shatner said.

He continued: ‘In 2018 we have the MeToo movement, which I think is great, that these hidden forces are exposed and not to be allowed and women have equal rights. I’ve got three daughters [aged 60, 57 and 54], I’m all for that.

‘But if you look back at things that were written and said 20, 30 years ago, it’s a different context. And you’ve got to judge it by that context. Rape and pillage, absolutely not, those are crimes against humanity. But saying ”would you make love with me?” and the opposing party says yes or no, I can’t fathom what’s wrong with that.

‘It’s like saying would you have dinner, would you like to write a song with me, would you do an interview? I’m not insulted by you asking me to do an interview. Maybe it’s my mindset based on the years I’ve lived, but I’m trying to be fair and I don’t see the problem.’

William you don’t see the problem because you’re an old, rich man. Hence, the movement is targeting all the other old rich men who feel the same way that you do. And was it just me but did you also kind of hear William’s words in an old-timey voice where each sentence begins with “Listen here sonny.” Oh, but he didn’t stop there.

‘It’s all about sensitizing you to what is harassment. You might say, as I have on numerous occasions, ”looking good”, ”wow, what a great dress”, ”great legs”, ”I love your hair”. Nothing grabby, touchy-feely, nothing sexual,’ he said.

‘Just innocuous compliments that one might say to anybody, with no intent of lasciviousness.’

Shatner said he has even become wary when posing for pictures with Star Trek fans.

‘People say ”can I put my arm around you?” I say ”Yes of course.”

‘But I don’t. I’ve changed my behavior to quite a degree… because it’s a revolution’

So, of course, after reading his comments, William’s Twitter opponents put on their boxing gloves and began swinging at him ferociously. But remember, William is a classically trained asshole. So he bobbed and weaved his way through each battle with finesse.

I realize his comments were in poor taste and come at such a terrible time but I think the real tragedy here is the fact that this dude released a Christmas album. Who in their right mind wants to be decorating their tree listening to the monotone sounds of Captain Kirk singing O Holy Night? More like ‘O Holy Hell Nah!

Pic: Wenn.com

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