At a time when famous men are being scrutinized for anything that resembles sexual harassment of women you would think a celebrity like Adam Sandler would be smart enough to not grab a woman’s leg on television.
You would be incorrect.
Appearing on the U.K.’s “The Graham Norton Show” the actor kept placing his hand on actress Claire Foy‘s knee, to the chagrin of social media.
Adam Sandler no deja de tocar la pierna de Claire Foy en televisión y las redes le critican: … pic.twitter.com/2tW7QtRdL2
— allsetic (@allsetic) October 30, 2017
Apparently oblivious to how the touching looked, he also placed his hand on the knee of Emma Thompson, his costar in “The Meyerowitz Stories,” who was also a guest on the show.
The Internet was outraged and set to label Sandler as Hollywood’s newest sexual predator.
Adam Sandler touching Claire Foy’s knee for no reason, she puts his hand back, he then does it again, she looked rightly pissed off
— Emily Ward (@Emilywho) October 27, 2017
Claire Foy replacing Adam Sandler’s hand onto his own knee rather than hers, was the perfect “haha dont touch me again” move #GrahamNorton
— Gwyneth Jane (@gwynethjane_) October 27, 2017
— george montgomery (@GeorgeMosesmont) October 30, 2017
But Foy herself said she was fine with Sandler touching her knee.
“We don’t believe anything was intended by Adam’s gesture and it has caused no offence to Claire,” a spokesman for the actress said in a statement.
And many on social media were more outraged at the witchhunt against men.
— 6old Digger☄️ (@6oldDigger) October 29, 2017
#AdamSandler This story about the Knee, takes away problems from Real sexual assault victims… no one knows the difference now…
— Mattman (@GamesOrMovies) October 30, 2017
If you’re mad at Adam Sandler for that little knee touch… you’re trivializing sexual harassment. Thx.
— off-END ME. (@_borderline0) October 30, 2017
#ClaireFoy has stated she was not offended by Adam Sandler great. Now maybe some media can focus on cases of actual sexual harassment.
— Elaine Dempsey (@11moules) October 30, 2017
All the touching Adam Sandler did on the show was of a comedic nature. the Weinstein case does not make every male a predator. #GrahamNorton
— Groove. (@mroshan915) October 30, 2017
Proper cringe at people calling adam sandler a sex offender for putting his hand on someones knee ??
— Reece? (@ReeceCrotonn) October 30, 2017
Adam Sandler was playfully touching Claire’s knee. Gosh, leave him alone
— Carrie♿️✝? (@wonderxheart) October 30, 2017
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