Sunday August 9, 2020

Off Message: It’s not okay to turn male celebrities into sex objects

Men have learned to be respectful about how they compliment women. The least we can do is return the favour

Nadine O’Regan

Arts Editor and Columnist

2nd August, 2020
Normal People’s Paul Mescal

Is it okay, in this day and age, for women to ogle men and rhapsodise about their appearance on social media in graphic detail? I’m asking because of the flurry of heated attention given in recent weeks and months to some of our younger Irish male stars, including Hozier, Dermot Kennedy and Normal People’s Paul Mescal.

The latter is now apparently incapable of walking down a street without having someone snap...

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