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Actors Rashida Jones, Donald Glover come together for Time's Up PSA

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Jakarta  /  Wed, June 27, 2018  /  05:33 pm
Actors Rashida Jones, Donald Glover come together for Time's Up PSA

Actor/recording artist Donald Glover attends 'Atlanta Robbin' Season' Atlanta Premiere at Starlight Six Drive in Atlanta on February 26. (AFP/Paras Griffin)

The Time's Up movement has released a public service ad video directed by Rashida Jones and narrated by Donald Glover.

Time’s Up, a movement against sexual harassment and a legal defense fund backed by Hollywood celebrities, has released an animated public service ad directed by actress Rashida Jones and narrated by actor/singer Donald Glover.

In the three-minute video, Glover asks: “Has the current wave of sexual allegations left you scared, confused, maybe even a little angry?” It then goes into “frequently asked questions about sexual harassment”.

One of the questions in the video asks whether it's okay to "think a co-worker looks sexy in their pants?", to which the answer is, "Sure. Think away. But is it okay to tell that person you think they look sexy? No. You may not know this, but people aren’t always looking for feedback on the way they look, even if you're being nice and flattering. It's entirely possible that they just really like the way they look in those pants."

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Later, the video addresses the question of whether it's appropriate to ask someone out at work. "Maybe," he says. "Consider the following questions first. What kind of power dynamic is this? Are you their boss? Do you have a more secure job? Is there a possibility that this person may fear getting fired if they say no or report you? Is it possible the vibe you think you're picking up on is just them trying to be nice?" He finishes, "If the answer is yes to any of these questions, just don't do it."

The PSA concludes by encouraging viewers to act out when they witness or hear about sexual harassment. "It's your problem. It's like a Ouija board. If you're not pushing or pulling, then the people who are pushing and pulling get to make the rules,” narrates Glover.

"The world is changing under your feet. Ultimately for the better, but it will take you and everyone around you to be a little more sensitive, aware and open to learning a new way. All people deserve to be treated with respect and to feel safe at work." (sul/wng)

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