EntertainmentFans are calling Keanu Reeves a 'respectful king' after noticing he doesn't touch women in photos
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Keanu Reeves and Halle Berry Attend His Hand and Footprint Ceremony
Keanu Reeves recently became a trending topic on Twitter after fans noticed a particularly endearing photo-taking habit.
"Lol Keanu ain't taking no chances," Twitter user @KemziLinzi wrote, alongside four photos that show Reeves' hand hovering above the waists and arms of multiple women, including female fans and fellow celebrity Dolly Parton.
Lol Keanu ain’t taking no chances. ???????? pic.twitter.com/nnfIOZKbT1— Kemoy Lindsay (@KemziLinzi) June 9, 2019
The tweet quickly went viral and currently has more than 300,000 likes.
Fans have celebrated the photos as evidence that Reeves is respectful of women.
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Keanu Reeves just reacted to a compliment in the most Keanu Reeves way. In an interview with Geek Bomb, the “John Wick 3” star was told he’s been described as the “nicest guy in the world,” and a bashful Reeves didn’t exactly soak up the compliment. “Oh, that’s ridiculous,” the actor shot back, avoiding eye contact with the interviewer while squirming in his seat. “Anyway, it’s nice to hear but it’s not true. It’s nice to hear.” Reeves did,
i stan a respectful king love you so much keanu https://t.co/wLvl28sgth— sarita (@danktrex) June 10, 2019
It’s not about not taking chances, it’s about being considerate and respectful, qualities that Keanu carries in spades. https://t.co/AGuLmsnVWb— peachshim ???????? (@peachshim) June 10, 2019
He’s respectful. This should be how it’s done unless ya know the woman doesn’t mind being touched. Keanu should inspire us all https://t.co/bwDihtUZYk— ✭ I am Chris ✭ (@chalkXoutline) June 10, 2019
Even some of the tweet's replies have gone semi-viral, racking up thousands of likes.
Keanu has the amazing power to make you feel hugged without ever having touched you.— Polly Karr (@karr_pe) June 9, 2019
He’s being respectful and I’m here for it!! ❤️— Vero (@dankidushi) June 9, 2019
Some, however, saw the habit as a strategy to avoid any accusations of inappropriate behavior - sometimes seen as negative symptom of the #MeToo movement - although false allegations of sexual misconduct are very rare.
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Keanu Reeves clearly didn’t know what he was getting himself into. Plans for the star of “John Wick 3” to make a guest appearance in the middle of Microsoft’s Xbox press conference during the annual E3 show in LA this week was a closely held secret. Xbox head Phil Spencer told Variety that a stand-in delivered his lines during rehearsals and a codename was used to reference him in conversations. His first time at the Microsoft Theater was the morning of his surprise appearance. Reeves green room was right next to Spencer’s.
He's trying not to catch a sexual assault charge since even a hug can get you to that point these days.— ♠️Nate???? (@Nate_A_C) June 9, 2019
He's smart. I take my pictures like that also now. Better to be safe than sorry.— LVavgGuy (@LVavg) June 9, 2019
Ain’t nobody gonna catch him with assault accusations— ????Sachi???? (@StarBitzs) June 10, 2019
Indeed, many Twitter users have rejected this narrative, pointing out that a man can be respectful of women's bodies and personal space without chalking it up to paranoia.
For the record, ever since people I don't know started asking to take pictures with me, I've tried to be more mindful of this. It's NOT because I'm worried about catching a lawsuit or Ebola from a 60yo grandmother. It's just respect.
Be more like Keanu!— Elie Mystal (@ElieNYC) June 10, 2019
I’ve seen a couple people comment “its sad it has to be like this”, what’s actually sad is the obsession we have with touching women at any given moment. He’s just being respectful of others bodies *what a concept*
Keanu Reeves Had No Idea About the Internet's Obsession with Him: 'That's Wacky'
Keanu Reeves Had No Idea About the Internet's Obsession with Him— rey (@dayofdasein) June 10, 2019
Others have noted that the practice, sometimes called "manner hands" or "hover hands," is a sign of respect inKorea. Reeves self-identifies as an Asian American and person of color, thanks to his Chinese heritage.
It’s called “manner hands” And is used by many men around the world (mainly Asian countries).— KARD Thots // #JIWOOSBOOBMOLE (@dayona_devasia) June 9, 2019
You can easily find it on google pic.twitter.com/Ti0sNbLGVJ— typo expert (@navrsm__) June 10, 2019
Keanu Reeves Has Been Approached for 'Almost Every' Marvel Film, Says Kevin Feige.
Keanu Reeves Has Been Approached for 'Almost Every' Marvel Film , Says Kevin Feige Keanu Reeves as a Marvel superhero? It might not be so farfetched. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige told ComicBook.com on Wednesday he’s been trying to find the right part for the John Wick actor, 54. “We talk to him for almost every film we make,” Feige said, laughing. “We talk to Keanu Reeves about. I don’t know when, if, or ever he’ll join the MCU, but we very much want to figure out the right way to do it.” This isn’t the first time Reeves has been linked to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
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