French tennis player, Maxime Hamou, got a little frisky with a female sports reporter on live television as she was trying to interview him, and now he’s in the tennis penalty box for "unsolicited kissing".
Hamou was just goofing around for the cameras but has become this month’s version of Kevin Pillar – the Toronto Blue Jay who called an opposing player a “faggot” in the heat of the moment and is still uttering endless mea culpas for his crime against humanity.
The French Tennis Federation was quick to issue a statement regarding l’affair Mad Max:
“The management of the tournament has decided to revoke Maxime Hamou’s accreditation following his reprehensible behavior with a journalist.”
Reprehensible? Thomas’s colleagues on the show, male and female, seemed to get a kick out of Kiss-Gate, and the video went viral, which is what it’s all about in the media game.
Instead, Hamou will no doubt soon take part in his own cross-country apology tour and sensitivity training likely awaits.
But, if a male hugging a female reporter is so egregious, what about the repercussions if the roles are reversed? Who mourns for the Menzoid?
Watch as I take you back to a time when I was violated on camera while trying to do serious journalism.
After Kiss-Gate, it looks like goofing around on camera is over so to all the young, drunk females out there: Hands off, ladies! I am no longer your boy-toy!