Warn­ing on MeToo ‘hys­te­ria’

Daily Star - - NEWS - By ROBIN COT­TLE robin.cot­tle@dai­

AC­TRESS Felic­ity Ken­dal has urged women to quit their “hys­te­ria” about the MeToo move­ment.

The for­mer star of The Good Life is beg­ging women to “keep calm and stop be­ing judg­men­tal”.

She also warned that they will have to ac­cept it will take time to rid the coun­try of sex abuse. Felic­ity, 72, said: “The thing about the MeToo move­ment is it’s a bit like talk­ing about fem­i­nism.

“There is no so­lu­tion yet. Let’s wait and see, be­cause these things take time. If some­thing changes very quickly, it’s not nor­mally for the bet­ter.”

She added: “Men and women are to­tally dif­fer­ent. We have never been in a po­si­tion in his­tory where there has been to­tal equal­ity.”

Felic­ity played house­wife Barbara Good in the Seven­ties sit­com and of­ten had to stand up to her screen hus­band Tom. But she said the MeToo move­ment, which grew in the wake of a string of sex claims against Hol­ly­wood mogul Har­vey We­in­stein, needed time to “grow prop­erly”. Felic­ity, who also starred in Rose­mary & Thyme, said: “Peo­ple need to stop get­ting hys­ter­i­cal. I don’t go any­way near Twit­ter to avoid the hys­te­ria. “The main thing is keep calm, girls. Be­ing judg­men­tal and crit­i­cal of oth­ers doesn’t help the cause.”

PLEA: Felic­ity as Barbara and now

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