So, Is It OK For Leslie Mann & Dakota Johnson To Hit On This Male Reporter In Their Interview?
Chris Van Vliet, a reporter for WSVN Miami, tried to deter their attention to the movie they were meant to be plugging, but all they could talk about was how dreamy he was.
“Are you single? You’re handsome,” Leslie said right away.
Amping up the cheese, Dakota then jumped in asking him: “Do you work out a lot?”, “You look like you pump iron. You get swolled up. Swole patrol.”
The ladies then asked Chris to take his shirt off which the reporter, although blushing, compromised by unbottoning two buttons. And it gets pretty cringey, tbh.
Now as hilaaarious as these two ladies are, it poses a lot of questions of whether this is okay, especially in the light of recent controversies surrounding certain male interviewees hitting on their female interviewers (ahem Chris Gayle).
The guy is just trying to do his job and even though he seems to laugh about it all, it does open debate about double standards in the media when roles are reversed and it is the ladies doing the smooth talking.
- Wade Sellers