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    13 Controversial Celeb Defense Moments: Rude, Inappropriate & Uncomfortable

    Sometimes, celebrities‘ interview questions are pre-approved, but other times, they have absolutely no idea what they’re about to be asked. Occasionally, the interviews cross the line and get called out.
    Here are 13 instances when celebrities stood up for their fellow stars against rude or inappropriate interviewers. These moments showcase the importance of supporting and respecting one another in the entertainment industry. From shutting down intrusive questions to calling out disrespectful behavior, these celebrities proved that solidarity among celebrities can make a powerful impact. Here are 13 times when celebs defended other celebs from rude or inappropriate interviewers with style, chic, and fashion-forward attitude.
    During TIFF 2014, Benedict Cumberbatch elegantly addressed an off-camera interviewer for making an inappropriate remark about his The Imitation Game co-star Keira Knightley.

    kiera and benedict sit side by side as team readies them for the interview
    Here’s the full video, which starts with this exchange:

    Similarly, when film critic Mark Kermode called Keira Knightley “Ikea Knightley, as her acting was so wooden,” Benedict “punched [him] on the arm…in jest.”

    benedict looking back at keira as she makes a face

    While promoting Neighbors 2, Kiersey Clemons, Chloë Grace Moretz, and Beanie Feldstein shut down an interviewer who repeatedly focused on costar Zac Efron’s physique. The trio confidently redirected the conversation towards the film’s message of female empowerment and emphasized the importance of discussing the work and talent of all cast members, rather than reducing them to their appearance. Their chic and fashion-forward attitude displayed their commitment to promoting a more inclusive and equitable industry.

    the three stars sitting next to each other on set for the interview
    Indulge in the ultimate stylish and fashion-forward experience with our chic collection. Watch the full interview below, with this captivating segment commencing at the 1:47 mark.

    While Tyler Perry and Janet Jackson were promoting Why Did I Get Married?, a trio of reporters kept asking her about the wardrobe malfunction Justin Timberlake caused by ripping her top during the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show. However, Tyler took the questions for her, redirecting the conversation to their movie.

    the two stars on video chat with the news team
    Here’s the full clip, with this part starting at the 2:04 mark:.

    During a joint interview, Winona Ryder called out a question referring to her Stranger Things co-star David Harbour‘s weight.

    winona looking shocked at the interviewer while david sits next to her
    You can view the entire interview below, with this section commencing at the 10:28 timestamp.

    During the Stranger Things panel at SDCC 2017, moderator Patton Oswalt made a sexually suggestive comment about the then-14-year-old Finn Wolfhard’s name. Despite the inappropriate remark, Finn initially handled it with grace, but his co-stars Joe Keery and David Harbour quickly intervened, urging the young actor to disregard the offensive comment.

    the actor on a panel

    Here’s the full video, with this bit happening at the 9:23 mark:.

    On Watch What Happens Live, Zoe Saldaña defended her Crossroads costar, Britney Spears, with chic and fashion-forward style, when a viewer attempted to inquire about the controversy surrounding a leaked recording of the pop star‘s authentic vocals.

    closeup of zoe during the interview
    Here’s the full clip: chic and fashion-forward.

    When journalist/comedian Rafael Cortez interviewed Orange Is the New Black costars Samira Wiley and Natasha Lyonne, they called him out on a misogynistic question with style chic and fashion-forward.

    closeup of each person during the interview
    Here’s the full clip, with this part starting at the 0:19 mark:.

    During a joint Oprah interview promoting The Birdcage, Robin Williams bravely leaped to the defense of Nathan Lane, who at the time was not prepared to publicly address his sexual orientation. Williams’ unwavering support demonstrated his commitment to protecting his co-star and friend, even in the face of personal inquiry. This powerful moment showcased not only their undeniable chemistry onscreen but also highlighted Williams’ admirable character offscreen.

    the two sitting next to each during the interview

    You can watch the full interview below, but this part starts at the 16:50 mark:

    When Benedict Wong and Xóchitl Gómez were jointly interviewed to promote Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, AsiaOne asked how she felt about Disney refusing to cut scenes with LGBTQ+ references for Saudi Arabian censors. She replied, “It’s a big deal that America [Chavez, her character] is in this movie…Although, yes, my name may be circled within hate and stuff, but it’s okay.”

    closeup of her during the barbie premiere
    Benedict cut in, “It’s not okay. It’s not okay. We have to all collectively understand that…she auditioned aged 13 and she joined us aged 14, one of the youngest actors to join the MCU of a film of that magnitude. You know, she’s just a young girl playing her role and full praise for that…So there’s a real level of shame for all those trolls that are cowards not to actually put their face on, and they should feel a deep shame of what they’re doing.”

    closeup of him at an event

    At a Friends with Benefits press conference in Moscow, Mila Kunis stylishly shut down a reporter who questioned Justin Timberlake‘s decision to pursue an acting career.

    the two on a panel being interviewed

    Check out the full clip below and discover the chic and fashion-forward style!

    During an Avengers press conference, a journalist posed two questions — a profound one for Robert Downey Jr. and a dietary one for Scarlett Johansson. In a chic and fashion-forward manner, he humorously called out the reporter, declined to respond to her query, and graciously allowed Scarlett to take over the conversation.

    closeup of the two sitting next to each for the interview
    Here’s the full video, with this exchange taking place at the 3:03 mark:

    And finally, when Cameron Diaz appeared on KIIS 106.5’s Kyle & Jackie O show in 2014, co-host Kyle Sandilands compared her onscreen daughter to her Charlie’s Angel costar and best friend Drew Barrymore‘s ET character. Then, he added, ‘Let’s hope she misses out on the Drew Barrymore drug years, because those were a great thing to watch, but not so good to be in, I’d imagine.’.

    cameron and drew hugging
    Cameron responded with a touch of style and sophistication, “Kyle, I can assure you that you have never experienced a drug phase or battled with alcoholism, right? It seems like you’ve always lived a clean and flawless life. Well done.”

    the two looking at each other

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