There came a point when most of us thought we couldn't love certain celebrity men any more but then this happened and actually, we were really wrong. Here are 26 times celebrity men shut down sexism in the best possible way:
1. When Channing Tatum was asked why he said he’d go to Sandra Bullock’s house during a zombie apocalypse and he gave this perfect answer:
2. When John Barrowman expertly shut down this sexist comment.
3. When Benedict Cumberbatch called out this reporter for commenting that Keira Knightley looked shattered.
4. When Daniel Radcliffe perfectly explained why the ~friend zone~ is an all round shitty concept.
5. When Matt Damon revealed what’s at the top of his bucket list.
6. When Aaron Taylor-Wood pointed out that women are heroes – in all shapes and forms.
7. When Chris Pratt straight-up asked for a sexist red carpet question so he could highlight how absurd these questions are.
8. And when Chris Evans answered this question, normally aimed at women, with brutal honesty.
9. When Mark Ruffalo decided to answer the sexist questions normally reserved for women.
10. And went on to speak about women’s reproductive rights as part of the 40th anniversary of a landmark abortion ruling in the US.
He said some pretty powerful things.
11. When Simon Pegg urged every man to be aware of the sexism women face every day.
Men, follow @EverydaySexism to be reminded of the absolute arseholes we are all capable of being. It's not a guilt trip, it's educational.
— simonpegg (@Pegg News)
12. And then refused to let Alice Eve answer a question directed at her about working with a man.
Q: Can you tell me, as a woman, what it’s like being so close to Benedict Cumberbatch?
Alice Eve: As a woman, would you like to share that?
Simon Pegg: Well, as a woman…
13. Before coming up with this April Fool’s tweet.
It must be tough being a woman on April Fools Day, having to briefly distrust men even further.
— simonpegg (@Pegg News)
14. When Aziz Ansari revealed he finds it weird that people can’t grasp the concept of feminism.
15. And John Legend urged men to count themselves feminists.
16. When Alan Rickman pointed out that feminism benefits everybody.
17. When Prince Harry said that men should recognise their role in empowering women.
18. And then Joseph Gordon-Levitt spoke out about female objectification.
19. When Jon Stewart totally nailed one of the reasons why sexism is still an issue.
20. When Colin Firth was all for equality.
21. When Joseph Gordon-Levitt pushed for a day when we aren’t defined by our gender.
I feel like, whether it’s a woman or a man, that you don’t have to be defined by your gender. You can be whatever you want to be.
You don’t have to fit into the boxes that someone might tell you that you have to fit into. That’s what it [feminism] means to me.
22. When Seth Meyers and Amy Poehler totally owned this sexist reporter’s comments about women’s sports.
“An editor for Sports Illustrated’s website tweeted a Vine of England’s go-ahead goal against Norway, with the words…”
“To which Sports Illustrated contributor Andy Benoit responded… That brings us to a segment we like to call ‘REALLY?’ with Seth and Amy.”
Really…there’s nothing in women’s sports worth watching? I think a lot of people would like to watch you say that to Serena Williams. Really. And let me ask you this, why is Women’s World Cup on secondary channels like Fox Sports 1? Nobody gets Fox Sports 1!
“Really! Come on, networks. You’ll play six hours of pre-Kentucky Derby footage but you can’t broadcast women’s soccer? You think people would rather watch someone talk about HATS than watch some badass American bitches take down Colombia?!”