Street Entertainers - this made me feel uncomfortable

(4 Posts)
OrlandoWoolf Thu 02-Jan-14 22:34:59

Street Entertainer today - the man with big balls.

He needed some people from the audience. So he picked the "beautiful lady" and "the ugly bloke". Lots of sexual innuendos.

He "made" the bloke profess his love to his girlfriend and then arranged for them to hug.

But what really made me feel uncomfortable was when he grabbed a woman who was sat near him to take part. He needed a woman "to hold his balls" .(he was standing on a large ball). She did not want to do it and tried to sit down but he had a tight hold of her wrist and did not let go despite her saying no and wanting to sit down. He kept trying to persuade her and eventually let go.

It made me feel really uncomfortable. He would not have done that to a bloke and she clearly did not want to take part.

But he's a street performer so he thinks he can get away with anything.

nameequality Thu 02-Jan-14 23:14:39

Sounds dreadful. You could complain to the Local Authority (presumably they have to have licences) or tweet about it to @everydaysexism?

scallopsrgreat Fri 03-Jan-14 10:41:40

Oh that's creepy (and technically assault). Not surprised you were uncomfortable.

I would like to think that, in a similar situation, I would shout at him to let me go - but I suspect I might not, for fear of creating a 'scene'. I also suspect that a man would not care about creating a scene.

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