Adam Sandler and Kevin James Address Controversy Over 'Sexist' Selena Gomez Pic

by Raphael Chestang 5:40 PM PDT, July 20, 2015
Playing Adam Sandler and Kevin James Address Controversy Over 'Sexist' Selena Gomez Pic

Pixels stars Adam Sandler and Kevin James addressed the controversial red-carpet photo they took with Selena Gomez that had some up in arms over the presumed double standard in Hollywood when it comes to fashion.

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The debate gained serious traction after a red carpet photo from the Transylvania 2 premiere in Mexico in June showed a glam Selena Gomez flanked by her sloppily dressed co-stars Adam Sandler and Kevin James. Could the former Disney star ever show up to a premiere looking as casual as Adam and Kevin, and not be ridiculed?

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"We were in Cancun on a beach and I thought that would be appropriate," Kevin explained at the Pixels premiere. "[Selena] looks beautiful no matter what she does. We're never great dressers."

Adam stepped up his fashion game for the premiere, but not without some coercing.

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"I was packing and I got yelled at, 'You have to at least bring a jacket!' This is kind of a jacket," Adam said of his slightly more buttoned-up look.

In Pixels, out Friday, aliens misinterpret video feeds of classic arcade games like Pac Man as a declaration of war, so they attack Earth. The story's characters include President Will Cooper (Kevin) as he gets his childhood best friend, '80s video game champion Sam Brenner (Adam) to lead a team of old-school arcaders (Peter Dinklage and Josh Gad) to save the planet and beat the games that are coming to life.

Get a first look at the movie in the video below.