Colton Underwood recently gave his first-hand experience with sexual harassment following an incident in which someone apparently grabbed at him. When paparazzi were photographing Colton at his charity event, a bystander reached out and touched him inappropriately.
The 27-year-old star of The Bachelor wrote a post on the 14th of February, Thursday, in which Underwood said he was the type of person to stand in line for hours to ensure everyone there was happy. However, he had to draw a boundary when someone sexually groped him.
“I didn’t sign up to be a piece of meat or a zoo animal,” the reality star remarked. Colton put it all aside and added that he hopes he would see his fans on the street or somewhere else so they could formally meet.
Colton was in attendance for the Colton Underwood Legacy Foundation, a charitable organization designed to help those who suffer from cystic fibrosis.
Some of his co-stars were there including Blake Horstmann, Tanner Tolbert, Garrett Yrigoyen, and Becca Kufrin. Getting back to the issue of sexual harassment, it’s not that often that a man talks about being a victim of sexual aggression, however, a few others have spoken out including arguably the most unlikely candidate, Terry Crews.
Terry has received considerable praise for speaking out against sexual assault at the hands of Adam Vinet, who allegedly grabbed him at a party one evening. Adam is a Hollywood agent who was subsequently suspended from his job for a short period.
Terry was actually the very first man to tell his story in midst of the #MeToo movement, and The Longest Yard alum likely knew he would be attacked viciously online for doing so. The rapper, Curtis Jackson, perhaps most commonly known as 50 Cent, took some shots at Terry Crews online and social media users weren’t pleased about it.
Putting that aside, it’s unfortunate Colton was subjected to such treatment because that kind of incident is one no one should have to endure. Additional men to tell their stories recently includes the accusers of Michael Jackson, Wade Robson and James Safechuck, whose story was publicized in the documentary film, Leaving Neverland.