While traveling through the airport, outspoken feminist, and washed up actress, Ashley Judd took to social media to condemn, “sexism.” In her Facebook Live recording, she recounted how a security officer called her, “sweetheart” and noted that this “everyday sexism” should result in the security guard’s immediate termination.
Judd noted, “I was coming through security and a guy said ‘Hey sweetheart,” Judd told her viewers. “And I said, ‘I’m not your sweetheart. I am your client.’”
Judd, instead of being needlessly belligerent, claimed that she was merely “setting a boundary.” However, things got worse. “Then when I was setting my things out,” she continued, “he said, ‘Hey, nice dress.’” Judd was immediately put off by that compliment and mentioned in her video that the security did not compliment anyone else for their attire, other than her. She also claimed that the man brushed against her, and might have touched her in the security line as she was talking with a female security guard.
Recounting the event, Judd argued, “I didn’t see him touch anybody else. And I turned around, and I said ‘that was unnecessary.’ By that time, you know, my skin was burning, my feet are burning,” she recalled. “It’s so hard to continue to set these boundaries when someone continues to push.”
Judd continued, “And then for good measure, he just said one more time, ‘Have a good day sweetheart.”
She stated that she tried to “put principles above personalities” and did not intend for scene to be in any way controversial” or “combative,” and that she went on to speak with the manager of the security.
Judd eventually extracted an apology from the security manager, concluding, “I’m happy to report that the manager with whom I spoke immediately apologized because I had a list of items to review with him, including being called ‘sweetheart’.” The manager promised to talk to the employee in question.
Judd’s video went viral almost immediately after it was published. While many are praising Judd’s actions, not all are pleased.
Shanna Horton McGee noted that the word “Sweetheart” had always been used “as a form of respect. “I’m a 54 year old married woman from Texas. And I would be flattered if I was called sweetheart. I was raised to see that as a form of respect. Proud to be a Texan!, “she argued.
Whereas, Allison Simmons argued, “‘Sweetheart’ is a kind and endearing word,” “Funny how being kind is now politically incorrect! Do liberals just sit around all day and think up reasons to be offended? There are much bigger problems in the world Ashley.”
Ashley Marie MacGeogheagan stated, “What a horrendous attempt to stay relevant, threatening someone’s livelihood.” And that, “Do you know what women are being beaten to death and having acid thrown on them? Get over yourself, SWEETHEART.”
Is this all just a cynical attempt by Ashly Judd to generate interest for her October 2017 movie, “Trafficked” ?