October 5, 2016 1:13 PM EDT

Thanks to Taylor Lautner’s breakout role as the frequently shirtless Jacob Black in the Twilight series, fans apparently feel entitled to touch his stomach when they meet him. So on Tuesday’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the host decided to see what the fuss was all about.

After replaying a clip from Lautner’s last appearance on the show in which an excited fan couldn’t stop stroking the Scream Queens actor’s midsection, DeGeneres asked her guest about the strange phenomenon. “I guess because they watched it on screen they feel like it’s theirs?,” he said, prompting DeGeneres to give the practice a try for herself.

Watch the full clip below.

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