Bill Maher Defends Armie Hammer In Light Of His Recent Controversies
Bill, however, stressed that there was more than meets the eye to this story. When speaking on his talk show, Real Time with Bill Maher, he said: “I think we can talk about this in relation to where feminism is, because apparently, Armie Hammer has a predilection to tell his dates he wants to ‘eat’ them. And who wouldn’t want to be eaten by Armie Hammer? Come on.
“Apparently this is something called ‘ethical human cannibal fetishism.’ No actual women were eaten in the making of this movie. They were just talking. They have his texts, where he was saying things like, ‘I want to take your rib out and boil it with barbecue sauce. We’re in such a porn-centric society—people have been watching really hardcore porn for so long that ‘spank you’ doesn’t really cut it anymore.”
He then added how the women should have known what they were getting into: “My point is that the women who are objecting to this now, who went out with Armie Hammer—willingly—and stayed in—willingly—and there wasn’t physical bad stuff happening, OK… we can all agree that’s intolerable—but if there wasn’t any physical coercion, why isn’t this just filed under, ‘That seemed like a good idea at the time—to let Armie Hammer eat me—but it really wasn’t.’ It seems like we don’t have any ownership anymore of our own choices.”
In addition, Bill revealed that everything was consented to: “I think he is exactly the guy in the book Fifty Shades of Grey, which was the most popular book ever, I think, with women… He’s this rich, handsome, movie star guy, and he’s got a kink. Some of the women have alleged that there was sort of some slapping around. One woman said he carved his initials into her body. Did he tie her down and do that?’ asked Maher. ‘I don’t think so.”Armie’s lawyer has also reaffirmed Bill’s comments: “Any interactions with this person, or any partner of his, were completely consensual in that they were fully discussed, agreed upon, and mutually participatory.” We will have to see how this plays out.
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