On Sunday night, the Golden Globes was used as a platform by many actresses to address the persistent and scary culture of sexual harassment and abuse in the entertainment industry. Both men and women wore black, and sported pins promoting Time's Up, an activist-led initiative to combat abuse in the workplace.
There were lots of rousing speeches and straight-up call outs on stage, but it was also still a party. The Golden Globes is sometimes seen as Hollywood's prom night (the Oscars are graduation).
There was still plenty of fun to be had, plus photo booths to document it all.
Insider reports that InStyle magazine set up a video booth called The Facinator, and lured celebrities to come in an do goofy hotel-themed bits, which they then posted to social media. One in particular, featuring Modern Family's Sarah Hyland, is raising some eyebrows.
For some context, the elevator featured different celebrities "pretending" to be drunk in the elevator, though some appear to be sober and just weird!
Here's Chris Hemsworth looking like kind of an aggressive drunk:
Lea Michele doesn't seem drunk, just thirsty, if you ask me:
Laverne Cox had a prop,too, but this may be the most confusing one for me. Why is she vacuuming at an awards show?
The Stranger Things kids are not drunk, just to be clear:
But Kathryn Hahn...??
Now, here's Modern Family's Sarah Hyland:
So, she appears inebriated, and there is definitely a sober-appearing older man in the elevator with her, who grabs her around the waist as the doors close. Maybe he's just supporting her as she stumbles, maybe he's coping a feel. Presumably, The Facinator didn't intend to imply Hyland was about to get sexually assaulted in the elevator, but considering the current climate, it was a little tone deaf.
Folks do NOT like it:
Really? In this climate? You show a young girl - drunk and falling into the arms of a an older man as doors close to give her no escape? Tone deaf much?— Mabel Michelle (@HappyEyore) January 8, 2018
Just bad timing, considering the msg they're trying to get across tonight.— Caitlin Grace (@caitieinfinity) January 8, 2018
Why is she allowing a man to touch her inappropriately is this not going against what the night stands for 🤔☹️— Rebecca (@Rebeccagoldie1) January 8, 2018
Comments on Instagram are popping off:
Though a number of people think this is a huge overreaction:
In another time, no one would be casting aspersions on the character of Billy the Bell Hop, but read the room, InStyle. Just let him dance goofy with Chris Hemsworth or something. The man needs work, but we don't need to see Sarah Hyland spirited away with him.
When I moved across the country a couple of months ago, I was trying to find a short-term place to stay while I looked around for an apartment to make my home. I've gone through my share of shady sublets, and was so worried I wouldn't land a spot that I started looking for one to book months in advance. On my first day of browsing, I came across a gorgeous and affordable one-bedroom in a really convenient location, but was super skeptical of the post because of how traumatized I am from my previous experiences.
I've dealt with creeps who ask for a cash deposit then claim they're in the hospital on the exact same day they're supposed to meet me for the keys. I've had people cancel my reservation once I've already landed in their city... Needless to say, I'm a seasoned subletter. When I found this lovely one-bedroom on Craigslist, I was sure the listing was too good to be true. So I took a proactively defensive stance when I reached out via email. I asked for boring specifications on the apartment and went over payment details with exhaustive thoroughness. I even asked if a friend could stop by to make sure there were no secret squatter tenants, or anything sketchy like that. Then, I got an email back.
TWIST: I recognized the address from the gushing fan mail I had sent it years ago. The apartment belonged to my favorite living writer and here I was, casually emailing with her directly. Flash forward a few months and we're friendly and occasionally email each other or meet for coffee to catch up. And that's how my nightmare sublet search turned into a friendship with one of the best and most famous writers of our time.
I live for real-life plot twists like this. They keep us on our toes while we cruise through this journey of life. Which is why when u/whytho37 asked Reddit to share their most insane plot twists, the results were incredible.
Scroll down for twists so good, you wouldn't believe they actually happened if you saw them in a film.