At present, the #MeToo movement has reached its peak in the West. Over the past few years, several women have come out to publicly shame their offenders. While some of the culprits have got punished, a majority of them are still facing the wrath. And during such sensitive times, an old clip of popular American television host, Jimmy Kimmel mocking actor Megan Fox's experience of getting sexualised on the sets of Michael Bay's Bad Boys II has emerged online, bringing him at the receiving end of criticism. As per netizens, it was highly insensitive of Jimmy to laugh and joke about someone's ordeal instead of showing sympathy. The film's director Michael Bay, too, is getting bashed for making that happen with Fox.
The clip sees Megan recounting that her credit for the film Bad Boys II read 'Stars-and-Stripes Bikini Kid Dancing Under Waterfall'. During that time, the actor was merely a 15-year-old. Megan said, "I had just turned 15 and I was an extra in Bad Boys II. They were shooting this club scene and they brought me in, and I was wearing a Stars-and-Stripes Bikini and a red cowboy hat. And six-inch heels. And he approved it, and they said, you know, 'Michael, she's 15, so you can't sit her at the bar and she can't have a drink in her hand.' So his solution to that problem was to then have me dancing underneath a waterfall getting soaking wet." I. response to her statements, the crowd began to laugh.
Megan continued, "At 15. I was in tenth grade. So that's a microcosm of how Bay's mind works," to which, Kimmel replied saying, "Well that's really a microcosm of how all our minds work."
Throughout this moment, Megan Fox looked visibly uncomfortable and irritated, as she ran her hands down her legs and cringed at the audience, while Jimmy said, "Some of us have the decency to suppress those thoughts and pretend that they don't exist."
Check out the clip:
clip from 2009 where megan fox tells a story about michael bay sexualising her as a 15 y/o— liz w 🧸 (@reservoird0gs) June 21, 2020
the crowd laughs, and kimmel makes gross jokes
teen girls being preyed on by older men has never been taken seriously and still isn’t pic.twitter.com/t1rF80UTj1
As per fans, the clip was 'disgusting' and 'terrible' and was proof of how poorly Megan was treated during her initial days in Hollywood.’
The actor was quick to react over the controversy. Here's what she said:
That speaks volumes!
image source: instagram/meganfox
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