Monday, 15 August 2011

Borgias star and women's bottoms

Did you have a good weekend?

Jeremy Irons is in trouble, or at least he is with Sunday Times columnist Camilla Long.

She wrote a vitriolic piece on him yesterday all because he gave a recent interview in which he expressed certain views about sexual harassment and his own sexuality and, particularly, what seemed to annoy Ms Long was Jeremy's assertion that:-

''If a man puts his hand on a woman's bottom, any woman worth her salt can deal with it. It's communication. Can't we be friendly?''

Now I've seen and much enjoyed lots of Jeremy's films, he's a great actor, he might be a bit opinionated lots of very successful people are, but I honestly don't think he meant his comment to be taken as approval for genuine sexual harassment. I think Ms Long has got some sort of hang up and she's taking it out on Jeremy, perhaps she doesn't get anybody touching her derriere, who knows.

Anyway I showed the article to my nearest and dearest and he said she just needed...well, I guess you can imagine what he said.

Sorry I can't link to the article because the grand Sunday Times require subscription these days and I object to that on principle.



joeyred51 said...

Ms Long is way to judgemental.

Also, the Borgias is a terrific series with Mr. Irons as the center of the action.

Your nearest and dearest is right.

ronnie said...

Yes she was, didn't much like the article. Not watched Borgias yet.

Thanks Joey.


Daisychain said...

Oh, dear, maybe she was just jealous? lol xxxxxxx

Hermione said...

I love Jeremy Irons! Ron read a good review of The Borgias last week and thought we should try it, but the season is almost over. So we will start watching the new series in the fall (if there is one).


PK said...

I'm not sure I'd feel very good about a stranger putting his hand on my bottom - I guess it could be an interesting situation. But Nick's welcomed to any time.


Mick said...

Speaking as a husband, if someone put his hand on my wife's bottom, I'd be whuppin' his, and it wouldn't be called sexual harassment.

ronnie said...

Daisy - Think she went on a little bit too much. Obviously doesn't like the man. Thanks.

Hermione - Yes I've read good reviews aboutthe series. I'm going to dowload the whole thing and watch from the start. Thank you.

PK / Mick - It was just that she was quite scathing about him in general. I do agree though, I wouldn't want a stranger, no matter how famous he was touching my bottom. Personally don't know too much about him other than I've enjoyed his films.


kiwigirliegirl said...

That series is just about to start overe here in NZ - sounds like i should be watching it...sounds good.
I think there is line that shouldnt be crossed.....a couple of years ago i was at work and was at reception - just chatting when a colleague walked past me with a file in her hand and swatted me on the rear with it....i found it very offensive to be quite protective of my posterier and only allow certain people to touch it lol
But yeah, its a fine line i think. Perhaps she took what Jeremy Irons said out of context - you know these journalists

Red said...

ideal solution would be that they should both spank each other...

ronnie said...

KGG - I do agree it's a fine line. Not read anything else of hers so I'm not sure, maybe she just didn't like him. I think he is quite opinionated. Thanks.

Red - Maybe that's what she was hoping:) Cheers Red.


Kitty said...

I love Jeremy Irons as an actor, and since the odds of meeting him in person is extremely slim, I'm sure my posterior is quite safe;)!


Anonymous said...

Hi Ronnie,
This is Maryann Sloan Lovejoy. I'm just testing to see if I can comment google blogs as anonymous. Hope you are well... and I enjoy that show and Jeremy Irons.