Matt Smith Joins #MeToo Convo: Men Are Objectified Too
British actor Matt Smith wants to be included in the #MeToo stories conversation too, because he too has felt objectified.
In a recent interview with The Telegraph, the former ‘Doctor Who’ star admitted he has met Harvey Weinstein and had previously heard stories of regarding questionable behaviour. He also urged that allegations of sexual misconduct be taken seriously across all industries, not just in Hollywood.
“The conversation shouldn’t stop at this industry just because these are ‘celebrities’ who we know about who are involved,” he urged. “It has to be broader.
“People in other industries have to have a platform to be heard as well. What happens to the cleaner or the lady who works in a clothes shop?,” the actor added, voicing concern for those working in less glamorous positions. But while he sympathised with women, he also said that the problem isn’t just limited to the female sex.
“That’s not to say I haven’t been objectified before by men, because I have – just like women are objectified. It is not exclusive to them. This happens to men, too,” he stated.