These small and simple things such as not touching woman whom you are not romantically associated with will very much make a huge difference in the sense that there won't be any rape allegations and others along those lines.
I don’t think Keanu is doing the hover hands to avoid harassment/rape allegations. I think he does it to signal to both the girl in question and the viewer of the picture that he’s not involved with the girl - those fans might be infatuated with him, but he’s just polite and respectful in return.
I’m nowhere near famous, but I’ve had women want to take a picture with me and I also didn’t hug them back (I only hug back when I give out Free Hugs). Just so none of them could use the picture to make their boyfriend jealous.
It is a little disturbing how entitled the women in the pictures appear to be in their contact with him. Of course he may have explicitly permitted it, but perhaps he may have felt socially compelled to allow it despite it being unwanted and unasked.
I do hope they explicitly asked if they could lean into him.
I find this quite disturbing. All the women are leaning against him quite closely and touching him, so I don’t see anything wrong in simply putting his hands on their shoulder or back. Where did rape allegation came from in this simple gesture! He does not touch them that is his own personal matter but I don’t see any problem even if he touched them! If someone wants to maintain personal space then he/she should do the same to others.
It’s so awkward and unfortunate that things have gotten to the point where you can’t use an embrace in a group photo but c’est la vie, Keanu Reeves evidently values his career and I can’t say I blame him, we need a John Wick 4 ASAP!
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