In a digital age, celebrity crushes are becoming increasingly shared online.
If you’ve been on TikTok over the past three weeks, you’ll have probably noticed the new Pedro Pascal thirst traps.
Most edits are from the Kingsman: The Golden Circle and The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent. Pedro’s characters in both films are amazing, and people are finally giving him the attention he deserves.
However, while it appears to be well received by Pedro that people are calling him their “slutty internet daddy”, reporters are taking it to another level.
On the red carpet of the Mandolorian this week, Pedro was approached by a reporter with flashcards containing thirst tweets.
These seemingly weren’t agreed on before the incident, as the reporter asked Pedro to “choose [his] favourite”, which prompted him to look through them. He was laughing while shaking his head, but ultimately said “No” and “Dirty, Dirty!” before thanking the journalist and moving along quickly.
While Pedro laughed off the awkward encounter, it was clearly uncomfortable for him. And fans have noticed.
It was highly inappropriate to ambush him like this, especially considering how thirsty some content is about the actor.
This is a reminder consent is vital in all contexts.
When interviewing an actor, it’s standard etiquette to agree on subjects and content to be discussed. And it’s pretty clear that these tweets weren’t pre-approved.
The topic of Sex, Relationships, and Crushes are some of the most uncomfortable questions to receive – especially in front of a camera.
While this isn’t the first instance of a reporter taking advantage of a situation – another commonly known example was when Krishnan Guru-Murthy asked Robert Downey Jr about Politics, while the interview was purely for the promotion of Avengers: Age of Ultron.
This is a reminder to all reporters and journalists that when asking about profound or possibly intimate topics, you need to ask first.
Actors are still humans – just because they’re celebrities doesn’t mean they don’t deserve respect and privacy.
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