'Fantastic Four' Interview Gets Uncomfortably Racist and Sexist
I haven’t listened to morning radio shows — aside from sports talk — in so long that I forget that shock jocks are still a thing. I think all the “decent” ones have moved to satellite radio, leaving third-rate douchebags to pollute your morning commutes. Atlanta’s Rock 100.5’s Steven J. Rickman is exactly why you listen to podcasts in the morning these days, because “shock jock” is really just a synonym for “asshole.”
Case in point this radio interview with Michael B. Jordan and Kate Mara about the release of Fantastic Four this weekend. In the beginning of the interview, Rickman expresses general confusion over how the characters played by Mara and Jordan could be siblings, because Rickman has apparently never heard of adoption or mixed-race families.
Also, who the f*ck cares?
It only gets more uncomfortable when Rickman says to Mara, “Your way, way hot. Why’d you cut your hair?” as if to suggest that shorter hair makes her less attractive. Again, that’s idiotic, inappropriate, and who the f*ck cares?
The interview finally, uncomfortably ends when Rickman’s co-host asks Mara if all the questions about her hair make her uncomfortable, at which point Rickman dismisses him and offers, “I’m a toe guy, and your toes are fine.”
More and more, I appreciate the dismissive approach that Cara Delevingne took in an interview last week, because you know what? Jackasses like these do not deserve the respect of celebrity interviewers, nor do they deserve an attentive audience.
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