Channing Tatum Is As Upset About the Stanford Rape Case As You Are
We've been finding out a lot about Channing Tatum recently (notably about his sex life with wife Jenna Dewan Tatum but also that he's the ultimate pedicure assistant), and now we're loving that he showed off his feminist side when he got real about rape culture and the Stanford rape case.
In a recent Facebook Live chat with Cosmopolitan, an audience member asked Tatum about his responsibility as a role model to the next generation and what can be done to end sexual assault — specifically referencing the high-profile case of Brock Turner, who was given a crazy-light sentence after being found guilty of raping a young women at a Stanford University party.
"That's a tall question, and I don't know if I have the best…I don't know if anyone has the best answer for it yet," Tatum said about how to end sexual assault. "I think it's tough. I think the rape culture is a very real thing."
Tatum then addressed Turner's sentence specifically.
"I really think it's a horrible, horrible idea to let someone off because of possibly what they're gonna be capable of doing," he said. "Because if you start doing that, where do you end? Where does that stop? Where does that line actually quit? I don’t think it's right. I think he should've been punished, personally."
When asked how he felt when he found out about the sentence Turner received, Tatum said he "couldn't believe it."
"It's like if you killed someone and got caught red-handed, and just because you went to a nice school, and you were a good swimmer, you somehow get a lesser sentence than what you would've for cold-blooded murder," he said. "That just doesn't make any sense."
Tatum went on to say that education and open communication about sex are the best ways to invoke change. Right on, Channing.
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