William Shatner defended the Christmas classic “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” and lamented that since the #MeToo
movement, he can’t tell women they have “great legs.”
“In 2018 we have the #MeToo
movement, which I think is great, that these hidden forces are exposed and not to be allowed and women have equal rights. I’ve got three daughters [aged 60, 57 and 54], I’m all for that. But if you look back at things that were written and said 20, 30 years ago, it’s a different context. And you’ve got to judge it by that context. Rape and pillage, absolutely not, those are crimes against humanity. But saying 'would you make love with me?’ And the opposing party says yes or no, I can’t fathom what’s wrong with that.”
“I’ve got three daughters and I’m glad that they have more opportunity. At the same time, it’s become hysterical. It’s a whole new culture. The whole business has changed. The whole man-woman relationship has changed to a severe degree.
“It’s all about sensitizing you to what is harassment. You might say, as I have on numerous occasions, ‘looking good,’ ‘wow, what a great dress,’ ‘great legs’,’ ‘I love your hair,’ Nothing grabby, touchy-feely, nothing sexual. Just innocuous compliments that one might say to anybody, with no intent of lasciviousness. People say ‘can I put my arm around you?’ I say ‘Yes of course.’ But I don’t. I’ve changed my behavior to quite a degree … because it’s a revolution.”source