It looks like there may be another “Hathahater” out there in the form of a journalist from Argentina. A reporter named Alexis Puig bashed Anne Hathaway on social media for not shaking his hand for what he claims was because she was scared of catching Ebola.
Puig went to Los Angeles last week for the premiere of Christopher Nolan’s science fiction film Interstellar. He sent a tweet from the screening, which has since been deleted from his page, “Anne Hathaway no me dio la mano ‘por miedo al ebola’ #soyunperiodistadeltercermundo,” which in English translates to, “Anne Hathaway didn’t shake my hand because she was she was afraid of ebola #I’mAThirdWorldJournalist.”
Puig later went a step further by writing that Hathaway’s co-stars Matthew McConaughey and Jessica Chastain both shook his hand. The reporter also noted that they were both friendly when he was interviewing them about the film. “Thank you to everyone for your comments. Luckily I’m already in Buenos Aires, Argentina (city and country free of Ebola)…and at home Anne?”
A rep for Hathaway explained the situation, “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.”
— Variety (@Variety) October 27, 2014
Ebola has obviously been on everyone’s mind over the past few weeks. However, Puig also appears to be jumping to conclusions. She didn’t shake his hand, it doesn’t mean that she thinks he has a deadly disease. However, if publicity and Hathaway bashing was Puig’s goal, the journalist from Argentina got what he wanted, #annehathawayebola is currently trending on Twitter.
Over 10,000 people have contracted the Ebola virus during this latest outbreak. However, only 27 cases have occurred outside of Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea.
The much-anticipated Interstellar opens nationwide on November 7. The synopsis for the film, “With our time on Earth coming to an end, a team of explorers undertakes the most important mission in human history; traveling beyond this galaxy to discover whether mankind has a future among the stars.”