Charlize Theron schools French TV presenter on consent after he kisses interpreter without her permission
As a part of promoting her upcoming film 'Long Shot', actress Charlize Theron was on a French live television talk show 'Touche Pas A Mon Poste' ('It's Only TV'). The actress was accompanied by her 'Long Shot' co-star Seth Rogen and her interpreter, known as Nadia.
But the promotion interview escalated in no time as Theron schooled French TV presenter Cyril Hanouna after he pecked the female interpreter on the cheek without her permission. A clearly peeved Theron told Hanouna, "Maybe ask next time?" Rogen also joined Theron with a precise "yes", following which Hanouna appeared awkward.
The clip, where Theron can be seen scolding the TV presenter, quickly went viral as Internet users flooded Twitter with nothing but praises for the star. The actress was applauded for standing up for the interpreter. Many even criticized Hanouna for acting the way he did.
There was a translation and communication problem on the live show since the interview began, therefore, Hanouna has asked interpreters to help.
But this isn't the first time the show has found itself caught in a scandal and been accused of sexism. Previously, according to local media, there has been a sexual assault complaint after a man kissed a woman's breasts without her consent. In another incident in 2017, complaints came pouring in against Hanouna after he posted a fake advertisement on a gay dating website and then mocked respondents live on air. The host tricked callers into sharing their sexual fantasies, which resulted in one of the victims feeling in "a state of appalling distress". Roughly 20,000 viewers had complained about this incident.