Pierre McGuire Introduced A Little Unintended Sexism Into His Social Stupidity By Mansplaining Hockey To Olympic Gold Medalist Kendall Coyne Schofield
To the casual viewer, I can totally understand how that exchange could be seen as condescending. Hell, if I showed it to an expert in gender relations they'd probably have a damn aneurysm due to the awkwardness of an unabashed idiot using the type of exaggerated hand motions typical of a translator or a kindergarten teacher to mansplain hockey to an adult woman that's already reached its pinnacle. I legitimately wanted to scream in listening to Pierre McGuire talk to an Olympic Gold Medalist, who is less than a week removed from proving herself a peer of the fastest skaters on Earth, like she just arrived on this planet yesterday...
Therefore, I can't even begin to imagine how bad it sounded to those unfamiliar with the interactional incompetence of someone who has committed to memory the high school haircuts of 12-year NHL veterans, but still hasn't learned how to speak to them without making it weirder than weird.
Again, I'd have absolutely no argument if you were to tell me you found the tone that exchange with someone as astronomically more accomplished as Kendall Coyne Schofield to be sexist. However, in fairness, I will say that Pierre McGuire's inability to interpersonally communicate is not limited by race, religion, gender, or - more than likely - species. Honestly, the only way he could possibly leave a conversation without causing confusion or controversy would be if he were having it with his clone, as neither would have enough of a command of social cues to feel stupid, slighted, or wildly uncomfortable.
I don't think that the ignorance of social illiteracy is a valid defense for a 57-year old man who is paid to talk to hundreds of thousands of people at a time professionally, so he's not exactly innocent here. He is, however, less guilty than the employer that, for some reason, still tasks him with doing things he's woefully unqualified to do....like talk to people of importance.