Ranveer Singh recently appeared on Bear Grylls’ show, Ranveer Vs. Wild With Bear Grylls in which the two of them ventured into the wild, trying to survive the great outdoors. Now, as we all know, Ranveer is more enthusiastic and energetic than most other people. But the show’s host probably was not prepared for the level of excitement Ranveer would show for him and seemed visibly uncomfortable.
We say this because a clip of Ranveer jumping onto Grylls and kissing his face overenthusiastically has gone viral online, leading internet users slamming Ranveer for his behavior.
Bear Grylls can handle jungles but he was speechless before Ranveer Singh
Border line assault pic.twitter.com/1ofaE3EAHa
– Rurush (@ Rurush18) July 10, 2022
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In the clip which has gone viral, Ranveer and Grylls are on a helicopter ride, during which Ranveer starts kissing Grylls’ cheeks and neck while a very taken-aback Grylls does not know how to react. Visibly shaking, Ranveer holds Grylls’ head and yells, “Haye more imported Tarzan, more Mowgli! ” at him. Like us, Grylls was speechless too.
What the internet had to say about Ranveer’s behavior
Sharing the clips online, netizens have commented on things like, “Border line assault,” and “probably the scariest moment of bear grylls’ life.”
Of all his death defying escapades, Bear Grylls has probably never been as scared as he was here. https://t.co/CYI7rJOdDu
Goddammit man. (@ A90170319) July 12, 2022
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There’s a term called “personal space.” I can see how much it infringed 😭 https://t.co/m3MeiPHWgx
– Dee 🍂 (@dyaiyer) July 12, 2022
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There were several tweets slamming Ranveer, including one which said, “As this act created a hostile work environment for bear Grylls he can launch a sexual harrasment case against ranveer. Thanks co. for the POSH one hour crash course. ”
As this act created a hostile work environment for bear Grylls he can launch a sexual harrasment case against ranveer. Thanks co. for the POSH one hour crash course.
– LogMatReas (@ReasLog) July 11, 2022
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I’ve seen this man drink his own piss out of a snake carcass… and he looked more comfortable doing that https://t.co/gUFvvQQfyZ
– Sruthi – Fantasia (@Sruthi_nnk) July 11, 2022
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Indians do not understand physical boundaries 🤷🏻♀️ https://t.co/KwxFEQcM65
– Abdullah Deewana (@JeanDmello) July 12, 2022
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While there were several other tweets roasting Ranveer for his strange actions, this is actually not funny.
Ranveer might have meant well but people’s boundaries should be respected
We often think that all displays of affection are harmless, and that the giver did not mean any harm. While that may be, it is also true that the receiver could be put off by the invasion of their personal space, and might feel discomfort at such proximity with someone they did not consent to having such an exchange with. It does not matter what one’s sex or gender is, and it does not matter if it was just a peck on the cheek.
These are some lessons we as a society can learn from this instead of laughing about it at home.
Lead image credit: Banijay Asia, The Natural Studios, Netflix