WATCH: Chris D’Elia Slams #YesAllWomen Campaign
Chris D’Elia is controversially speaking out against the #YesAllWomen campaign that emerged as a response to last week’s Isla Vista shooting massacre.
In the wake of murderer Elliot Rodger’s twisted act of revenge for his sexual frustration, countless women (including celebrities) took to Twitter to talk about their experiences with misogyny, using the #YesAllWomen hashtag. D’Elia, who stars on the new NBC sitcom “Undateable,” began mocking the movement on his own account.
In a HuffPost Live interview on Thursday, the actor-comedian explained his irritation with #YesAllWomen:
“I think that it’s terrible that a lot of these people [are] tweeting about this, using this hashtag. I think it’s a little bit sh*tty to what actually happened. I think that what happened was terrible, people died, and somebody’s like, ‘A guy looked at my butt, that’s not cool, #YesAllWomen’ — I think that’s kind of rude to the people who lost their lives.”
D’Elia is getting a lot of backlash for his attitude from men and women who say he’s missing the point of the hashtag and the conversation that’s followed last week’s tragedy.
What do you think? Does he have a point? Or is he off base?