It's impressive to see Emily have such a razor sharp BS radar. She didn't even do an interview with the "hug" guy despite being in the next room.
I think she only gave the 2006 clip guy any time because he was from Edge radio in Toronto. Emily even throws his show a compliment, however transparent. I don't think the "stranger" comparison suggested a couple posts up is a decent comparison.
What's interesting is i still see mainstream press from female journalists that gush over some music/movie hunk. I also see it on message boards of some highly regarded male musicians. Though I doubt it's very accepted on forums of a female act with male fans unless it's something like Blondie.