Sometimes, all it takes is one person to point out the obvious. In this case, that person was Hollywood director Judd Apatow.
According to HuffPost, when Apatow appeared on “Late Night with Seth Meyers” last week, he took a moment to address the reaction to recent Hollywood sexual misconduct scandals, offering that men’s response to such cases shouldn’t hinge on whether or not they know women personally.
“My instinct is always to say the thing they say, ‘Don’t say.’ Which is … it concerns me, as a father of two daughters,” he said. “It concerns me. But you shouldn’t have to have daughters to get that it’s disgusting.”
Putting his remarks into further — and funnier — context, HuffPost says he broke it down this way: “You should be able to say as the owner of a bird, I’m disgusted. Everybody should be disgusted. It’s horrible.”
But Apatow didn’t just make sure that everyone knows that sexual harassment is objectively wrong no matter how many women men may have in their lives; HuffPost says he also gave a bit of advice on how to avoid being a ‘harasser.’
“It’s so easy to not be a sexual harasser…You just literally do nothing. You do nothing.”