The entertainment world was shocked after allegations against Aziz Ansari came out right as he was slated to accept an award for his series, Master Of None. As all know by now, Aziz found himself embroiled in a sexual misconduct controversy after an anonymous woman published an essay about Aziz on Babe.net.
The woman claimed Aziz inadvertently pressured her into giving him oral sex, despite her pleas that she didn’t want to.
The anonymous essay writer said she felt “violated” by the actions of Aziz and as a result, it was one of the worst nights of her life. In response, Aziz said he and the woman engaged in sexual relations which was “by all indications completely consensual.”
In other words, Ansari claimed that he had no idea that she wasn’t ok with what happened between them sexually.When speaking with journalists on the radio station, The Frame, Waithe said she wasn’t really on “anyone’s side,” because some situations are not black-and-white.
Especially social interactions between human beings, they are a mix-up of emotions, social conventions, beliefs, and attitudes which sometimes create circumstances that aren’t always easy to understand.
One thing Waithe claimed she is sure of though, is that there needs to be a discussion on what constitutes proper conduct in the workplace, as well as in social life in general.
Lena said that we, as a society, need to think about what “consent looks like,” and right now, men and women are talking about its appearance in the culture.
Moreover, some of Aziz’s other cohorts defended him, including Adam Scott. The Step Brothers alum said he would refrain from commenting on the allegations though, for the risk of being misconstrued. Scott said, “I’ll say this: Aziz is doing great. He’s a great, lovely guy. How’s that?”