Keanu Reeves has now become a trending Twitter topic after fans took note of a particularly endearing habit of his when it comes to taking pictures.
“Lol Keanu ain’t taking no chances,” Twitter user @KemziLinzi wrote, while posting four photos that show Reeves’ hand hovering just above the waists or arms of multiple women, including female fans, as well as fellow celebrity Dolly Parton.
Lol Keanu ain’t taking no chances. ???????? pic.twitter.com/nnfIOZKbT1— Kemoy Lindsay (@KemziLinzi) June 9, 2019
The tweet, which quickly went viral, has racked up more than 300,000 likes.
Fans are cheering on the pictures as photographic evidence that Reeves respects women.
Even some of the replies to the tweet have gone semi-viral, gaining thousands of likes of their own.
There are others that saw the habit as a strategic move to avoid any accusations of inappropriate behavior — a response to the #MeToo movement — although false allegations of sexual misconduct are very rare.
But many people on Twitter have rejected this idea, pointing out that it’s possible for men to respect women’s bodies and personal space without it being part of paranoia.
Still, there are others who have pointed out the practice as something referred to “manner hands” or “hover hands,” which is a sign of respect in Korea. Reeves self-identifies as an Asian American and person of color, due to his Chinese heritage.