Ashley Judd Gets Complimented at Airport, Rants About ‘Everyday Sexism’

Witness her public meltdown broadcasted live on Facebook.

Don’t ever say anything nice to Ashley Judd, you sexist pigs!

That’s the message received from her latest rant in her first-ever Facebook Live post. Judd was passing through security at an airport when all of a sudden, an agent called out, “Hey, sweetheart.” And as she explains in the video, she was highly offended and responded, “I’m not your sweetheart, I am your client.”

See? Everyday sexism:

“This is the kind of thing, to me, that happens which I categorize as everyday sexism. And it’s so easy to let it go — not to speak up. Particularly when it’s so easy for someone to push back and say, ‘Oh, I was just being polite,’ or something like that.”

So, what else happened? Judd claimed, “When I was setting my things out, he said, ‘Hey nice dress!’ I didn’t hear him say anything about the attire of any of the other folks in the entire line and I am in one of the most-traveled airports in the world. I’m surrounded by lots and lots of other people dressed in lots of different kinds of dress.”

“And then guess what happened next? He touched me,” Judd alleged.

Then the actress-turned-activist added, “By that time, you know, my skin was burning, my feet are burning — it’s so hard to continue to set these boundaries when someone continues to push. And then for good measure, he just said one more time, ‘Have a good day, sweetheart!’”

Oh, the humanity!

But don’t worry. Judd was feeling “very elegant” just before this moment. Just don't tell her that:

This is just the latest in a series of public meltdowns, starting with her crazy poetry performance about menstrual cycles at the Women’s March in January and then perceiving an old man as a threat when he told her he liked Trump at a basketball game. She even asked the Twittersphere if equal rights were in the Constitution. 

 

 

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