TV show host Ellen DeGeneres made an impassioned speech recently on her show about sexual harassment and #MeToo. Ellen even went on to say that sexual harassment is not a male or female thing, it’s a human thing.
However Ellen DeGeneres has simply displayed herself to be a true hypocrite.
Sexual harassment occurs when one person chooses to sexually objectify another person. And in a tweet, Ellen DeGeneres shared a photo of herself and singer Katy Perry with Ellen’s jaw wide open and gawking directly at Katy Perry’s breasts. To complete the hypocritical gesture, Ellen DeGeneres included this caption:
“Happy birthday, @KatyPerry! It’s time to bring out the big balloons!”
The real question now is how would Ellen DeGeneres have responded if it were a man who did exactly that – taking a photo posing with his jaw wide open and head gawking into the breasts of another woman?
How would Ellen DeGeneres react if it were a man making the same comments about a woman’s breasts as being “big balloons”?
She would be one of the first people to publicly condemn such an action as being sexist and harassment.
“This is not a male thing or a female thing, it is not a Hollywood or political thing, this is a human thing and it happens in the workplace, it happens in families, it happens all over the world and we are all the same,” she said. “We all want the same thing, we want respect, love and kindness. And if I could have those three things and an iPhone X, I’d be happy.” – Ellen DeGeneres monologue
So how does Ellen DeGeneres justify her sexist action?
Is it because she’s a woman and she thinks that it’s okay for one woman to objectify another woman’s body?
Is it because Ellen believes because she’s a lesbian she can objectify or make sexual comments about another woman’s body?
If it were a private moment, why didn’t Ellen keep it private?
If you are going to be a social justice warrior Ellen, then you must also be the example. You cannot just bandy words around and argue against sexual harassment, calling for love, respect and kindness for all humans when you are actually the one engaging in the very things you condemn.
It is exactly these sorts of behaviors that lead the general public to become so exhausted and disgusted by the hypocrisy of so many people in Hollywood.
Ellen, don’t use an anti-sexual harassment campaign to build yourself up or to widen your audience or to gain more ratings. Do it because you believe in it. And if you believe in it then maintain your integrity and be congruent in your actions. At the very least you could own up to your sexist actions, apologize, and learn from your own mistakes.
Anointed “The Woman Expert” by WGN Chicago, Patrick Wanis PhD is a renowned Celebrity Life Coach, Human Behavior & Relationship Expert who developed SRTT therapy (Subconscious Rapid Transformation Technique) and is teaching it to other practitioners. Wanis’ clientele ranges from celebrities and CEOs to housewives and teenagers. CNN, BBC, FOX News, MSNBC & major news outlets worldwide consult Wanis for his expert insights and analysis on sexuality, human behavior and women’s issues. Wanis is the first person ever to do hypnotherapy on national TV – on the Montel Williams show.