On the subject of manners, I've got a part of the ''20 Questions'' interview with Patrick Stewart from the November 1992 _Playboy_:
On the subject of manners, I've got a part of the "20 Questions"
interview with Patrick Stewart from the November 1992 _Playboy_:
PLAYBOY: In the grand tradition of Yul Brynner, Telly Savalas and
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, you seem to have made hairlessness sexy for a
new generation. Was this deliberate?
STEWART: This is the last time I will ever discuss my hair -- ever,
at any time, with any journalist. I can never understand it. What
if I were to say to you, "You have an extraordinarily hooked and
pointed nose that looks as though somebody got hold of the end of it
and dragged it downward; what are your feelings about that?" You see,
I was brought up to believe you do not make personal comments about
someone's appearance. It's bad manners. And yet, with baldness it's
open season -- always. If I had a huge wart, you wouldn't refer to
it. You might keep looking at it, but you wouldn't refer to it.
Donna.> I need to keep this quote handy for the next time someone
Donna.> talks about the idea of women going topless under the same
Donna.> circumstances in which we allow men to go topless. And for
Donna.> when we talk about verbal sexual harassment. Etc. Baldness
Donna.> isn't the =only= appearance factor it's "open season -- always"
Donna.> on, although I wouldn't necessarily expect Patrick Stewart
Donna.> to be readily cognizant of that fact.