Cuba Gooding, Jr. Takes Heat For Lifting Sarah Paulson’s Dress
CUBA GOODING, JR. LIFTS SARAH PAULSON’S SKIRT
The stars were attending a panel discussion about Ryan Murphy‘s American Horror Story: Roanoke when the incident occurred. Paulson stood to applaud for her co-star Kathy Bates, and Gooding took the opportunity to slowly lift the skirt, showing her thighs to the audience.
Sarah Paulson introducing Kathy Bates….. name a better friendship pic.twitter.com/B8Q15b09tX
— p.c ? (@90sIover) March 27, 2017
Paulson initially jumped and shrieked at the move, but then took it in stride and reacted playfully once she realized what had happened. Paulson, 42, and Gooding, 49, play husband and wife in season six of the FX anthology series.
“Hi dude, did you apologize to Sarah? you should if you didn’t bc what you did was Gross and Disrespectful,” one Twitter user wrote. “Um… so is @cubagoodingjr allowed to get away with lifting @MsSarahPaulson skirt at @palycenter?” asked another. “Total disrespect to a woman.”
Others pointed out that Gooding is a father of three, including a daughter. “How would @cubagoodingjr react if a man walked up to his daughter, Piper and lifted her dress up behind her back? #itsneverok,” wrote another user.
Neither Gooding nor Paulson have spoken about the incident.