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WATCH: Leslie Mann & Dakota Johnson Objectify Male Reporter

WATCH: Leslie Mann & Dakota Johnson Objectify Male Reporter

Leslie Mann, Dakota Johnson

"Look! Hot guy!"

During a recent stop to promote their new film, How to be Single, Leslie Mann and Dakota Johnson commandeered their interview and took it in a less formal direction.

What began as a compliment on their interviewers socks quickly became a two-minute objectifying session, which he reveled in.

Yes, if genders were reversed and this happened to a woman at the hands of two male celebrities it would be one of the most repugnant things to happen this year. Public apologies would be issued and boycotts would be demanded. But isn't that a statement in itself, that high-profile women objectifying a man is embraced by the subject, to the point of him almost asking for more?

It's easy to write it off a small joke, which is fine if that's all it is. The guy didn't grin and bear it, but loved the attention and probably made a Facebook post bragging about it afterward.

Practical joke, or statement about how generations of misogyny have caused women to dampen their sexuality to avoid uncomfortable situations and slut-shaming, but men can embrace theirs in an identical situation and be touted as heroes to their sex? You decide.

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