Did Anne Hathaway Deny an Argentinian Journalist a Handshake in Fear of Ebola?

Oct 28, 2014 at 12:27 pm |
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Here’s some silly fodder for the Anne Hathaway burn-fest.

Argentinian journalist Alexis Puig is claiming that actress Anne Hathaway refused to shake his hand after an interview over Christopher Nolan’s new blockbuster Interstellar. Puig flew all the way to L.A. to attend a screening of the highly anticipated sci-fi flick, and spoke with each of the film’s stars. Reportedly, each of them shook his hand after their chat–that is, except for Anne.

When he returned to Argentina the journalist took to his Twitter and posted (in Spanish,) “Anne Hathaway didn’t shake my hand because she was afraid of ebola #I’mAThirdWorldJournalist.”

Puig then followed up his initial tweet, commenting on the behavior of the rest of the cast members and director, Tweeting “Christopher Nolan, Matthew McConaughey and Jessica Chastain were genial in the interviews (and none of them denied me their hands). Take that, Anne!” This all seems highly reactionary on Puig’s part. After all, if Anne really was terrified of Ebola, she could’ve just grabbed one of the space suits from the film’s set and donned it as a hazmat uniform. DailyMail has reached out to Anne’s people and her spokesperson responded with, ‘That is nonsense – she wasn’t shaking anyone’s hands because she was coming down with a cold and didn’t want to get anyone sick.” Whether or not an unwarranted fear of Ebola came between Anne and her interviewer, Puig has continued to capitalize on Hathaway’s negative press. Even Obama is hugging Ebola patients these days. So let’s drop the Hatha-Hating, and start getting annoyed at the media’s fearmongering on Ebola instead.

Was Anne afraid of catching Ebola from the Argentinian journalist, or did she just not want to share her cold? Decide for yourself…