Yeah, 10 years ago Joe Biden was Diamond Joe, while Mitt Romney was bizarre ass robot nerd binders full of women Mitt.Funny how things change. If you remember, 10 years ago 'hoverhand' was a massive joke people pointed toward as a way to shame some men for being awkward around women. It was played off like they wanted to appear to have intimacy without wanting the woman to know or consent. Keanu is being praised for it, today.
what’s worse? looking weird or getting sued, losing millions and career being ruined
I don't think there is.
There was a period in Keanu's stardom where he was considered pretty lame, probably right after 'Sexiest Man Alive,' which was a title that was usually given to someone when they were on the decline of their sex symbol status... Kinda like getting on the cover of Madden for a long time. Like, you've just reached your apex of sexiness, started to decline, and now People magazine is just getting in on it... Richard Gere, Nick Nolte, etc. When the Matrix became a huge hit there was some surprise about it, and then IIRC, he didn't really do anything really relevant for a long time until JOhn wick. Even when JOhn Wick came out, it was like "Oh... Keanu Reeves...?"He absolutely was dubbed as such in the 90s, and was elected 1994's sexiest man alive. He was hugely popular in the LGBT community as well.
I feel like you guys either forgot, weren't paying attention, or weren't born, but Keanu's sex appeal was huge, and it still is nowadays even though more lowkey.
Eh with strangers it's polite to just ask first. Like it's probably okay with a lot if not most people but it doesn't hurt to ask because you never know.
You're right. The title on google image was "Ruby Rose joins John Wick co-star Keanu Reeves for dinner." so I just assumed it was her. The article says it was just some lady at the diner.
Yep. Read, peeps.The difference of treatment of hover hand in the case of Keanu compared to the cases of nerds 10 years ago is because not the same dynamics are at play in both cases. Nerdy hover hands from 10 years ago were majorly made by men who wanted to pretend they were close to a girl, generally cute one fitting social standards, without being rejected by her nor asking for her consent, in order to brag about it later on.
Keanu on the other hand, is a sex symbol and has been since like the start of his career, and he knows this very well and has developed techniques around that in order to be able to live his life relatively normally. His hover hand is his way of protecting himself, his privacy, of setting boundaries with his fans. He has been a very private man, and still is, and that's his way of setting his personal space. He does that with every women regardless of their beauty fitting the social standard or not. He's very skilled at firmly blocking flirting attempts being made towards him, in a respectful manner, probably because he's had a lifetime of those coming his way and had to learn how to deal with them.
This interview really paints a good picture about it:
From Bill & Ted’s excellent dude to assassin John Wick, the actor has carved out a stellar career. But it hasn’t come without personal tragedywww.theguardian.com
What if someone doesn't like to be touched though? Does taking a picture with someone automatically mean you're okay with them touching you? I don't think it has to.
There can be no miscommunication if you don't touch.