More vintage David Letterman interviews are coming to the surface. Unfortunately they're all casting a very negative light on Letterman and his show.
When Jennifer Aniston was promoting her film The Object Of Affection in 1998, she appeared on the show and things got weird very, VERY quickly.
This jennifer aniston interview on David Letterman in 1998 is still disgusting to watch. https://t.co/hEPT5jwVEZ— chlo (@chlo)1613747233.0
Letterman gets behind Aniston , wraps his hand around her neck and tries to put her hair in his mouth.
Why? No idea.
He simply prefaced it with wanting to "try something."
@SlutAmid No one laughed, since when was sucking hair funny? She was clearly uncomfortable and it was pointed out… https://t.co/UDJ5FzRY4N— chlo (@chlo)1613832384.0
@okayaniston I get that some things are from a different time when we got offended by less but I don't ever remembe… https://t.co/YLJQKf5MqC— T 4 Prez (@T 4 Prez)1613782090.0
@okayaniston Still and will always be uncomfortable to watch.— َEMILY BLUNT DAY (@َEMILY BLUNT DAY)1613747865.0
@okayaniston ...ppl tryna say that this was a different time and we get offended by everything today. Uhm no, you c… https://t.co/lHIakGFbpa— ✨Ms. Maine✨ (@✨Ms. Maine✨)1613862992.0
@okayaniston And he starts by saying, "Forgive me if this rude." Um....hell yeah that's rude, inappropriate and fur… https://t.co/6OquKLcFLU— Carolyn (@Carolyn)1613760359.0
Aniston was clearly uncomfortable.
The audience cannot be heard laughing. In other words, this gesture made the entire studio uncomfortable.
"People are horrified, I know. We'll take it out in editing," Letterman says.
@okayaniston No it’s not, it’s hilarious for 1998, not for now.— Steven Hochman (@Steven Hochman)1613796954.0
@okayaniston no it makes me so uncomfortable i can’t watch it i get so disgusted— h check pinned📌 (@h check pinned📌)1613794472.0
@okayaniston will never not be disgusting, you can clearly tell how uncomfortable she is— e. (@e.)1613763218.0
@okayaniston Today he would be fired, thank God.— Laurie (@Laurie)1613803349.0
@okayaniston first time seeing this vid omggg so disgusting— renz (@renz)1613747742.0
Letterman then denied sucking on Aniston's hair, which he most certainly did do, as anybody with eyes could see.
He also said Aniston "ruined the experience" for him by screaming while he assaulted her.
@okayaniston Remember his afternoon show when I was in college. His whole persona was “ain’t I so cool and hip”. An… https://t.co/n9sqOniYgd— jrfjr (@jrfjr)1613755750.0
@okayaniston It really is! She handled it well! I wouldn't have!!! Yuck!!— neicey rettig (@neicey rettig)1613830354.0
@okayaniston never seen this before. om— this is horrifying— gianna (@gianna)1613785898.0
@okayaniston Totally disgusting, disrespectful, rude! How dare he?? She was clearly shocked and cld barely go on with the interview!— Sabrina Veiga (@Sabrina Veiga)1613825016.0
@okayaniston It’s sad what men were allowed to get away with for so long. And heaven forbid a woman try to say no o… https://t.co/yZu4SFWNDZ— Bloom (@Bloom)1613798835.0
While we increasingly leave things like this—including the way Letterman put Lindsay Lohan on the spot for her upcoming stint in rehab—in the past, the fact they were allowed to happen at all should make us all uncomfortable.