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Here's Every Argument For And Against Hugh Grant's Awkward Interview, Because It's Basically Become The New "Slap"

Let's settle this once and for all and then never talk about it ever again.

The whole Hugh Grant/Ashley Graham interview is quickly becoming something *everyone* has an opinion on.

Dare I say, it's the 2023 "slap"?

Hugh with a bemused look on his face

Yay!

But first, if you've somehow been able to avoid it, watch the original interview here:

And the Oscar for the guy who totally doesn't want to be there goes to Hugh Grant. #Oscars

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So, there are two opinions or camps on this "issue."

The first being that Hugh was super rude to Ashley.

It's a red carpet interview, which is essentially free, positive press.

Celebrities know what they're getting into when they participate in these interviews, and there's no one forcing them to do them, so why be a dick?

Ashley has responded to the drama, telling a TMZ cameraperson, "You know what? My mama told me to kill people with kindness, so there you go."

And that's exactly what she did during the entire interview — she killed him with kindness.

The other camp is that Ashley completely missed the ball.

She didn't get Hugh's "vanity fair*" joke...

Also, Hugh was barely in Glass Onion, so why bring it up?

Hugh tells Ashley, "Well, I'm barely in it. I'm in it for about 3 seconds"

Other people say he's just British, and this is the difference between British and American humor.

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