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Attacks on women, labelled as 'pranks' (Guardian article)

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Feminazi Sat 01-Oct-16 15:37:16

www.theguardian.com/world/womens-blog/2016/oct/01/celebrity-consent-attacks-women-pranks-gigi-hadid

I liked this article. I think Bates raised some very good points and I'm glad that BTL are agreeing with her!

AmberGreyson Sat 01-Oct-16 15:45:35

i see nothing outrageous in such pranks, they are celebrity so get used to it

Corabell Sat 01-Oct-16 15:49:03

Right, Amber, you twat.

CalmItKermitt Sat 01-Oct-16 15:54:20

What a stupid thing to say Amber 🙄

lizzieoak Sat 01-Oct-16 15:56:14

When I saw the response to the attack on Gigi Hadid I was agog. How is that a "prank"? I am seriously hoping one of these women gets in a good kick w a stiletto. Of course it's assault. Being rich/famous does not mean open season on women.

Feminazi Sat 01-Oct-16 16:18:39

I also fail to see the 'humour'. Aren't pranks meant to be funny? I don't see anyone laughing in the Gigi video!

MalcolmTuckersEyebrows Sat 01-Oct-16 16:26:12

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

megletthesecond Sat 01-Oct-16 16:27:17

What that bloke did to Gigi was assault. I couldn't believe the press labelled it as a prank. He's tried to do the same to Kim K too hasn't he.

I really hope Gigi presses charges. Nice elbow strike from her though, apparently she boxes for fitness.

MadameCholetsDirtySecret Sat 01-Oct-16 16:28:55

I would imagine that it is terrifying to be attacked from behind, celebrity or not. I think Gigi responded brilliantly.

lizzieoak Sat 01-Oct-16 17:42:44

It baffles me how this jackass does not get charged with assault. I seriously do not want this to become a trend. And yes to the author saying it has a trickle down effect. But I also object to the idea that it's open season on famous people. Yes modern fame is mad, but they are still human beings and are not there to be touched and hounded.

Lumpylumperson Sat 01-Oct-16 17:53:51

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Fantome Sat 01-Oct-16 18:03:59

It's not only celebrity women, not that it's acceptable when it is. There are lots of YouTube prankster accounts which get hundreds of thousands of views where women are the main targets. It's often not harmless and would I'd have thought be quite intimidating for the women "pranked" a lot of the time. So glad Gigi Hadid didn't take it!

Felascloak Sat 01-Oct-16 18:08:33

It's not that long ago that a female celebrity was shot and killed on the street by a "fan". So I'm not surprised women don't find these "pranks" funny

lizzieoak Sat 01-Oct-16 19:20:20

Pepper spray. And yes, even more than the rest of us, famous people are going to be on edge due to deranged "fans".

WomanWithAltitude Sat 01-Oct-16 20:19:51

I hadn't heard about thus - how horrible. It's absolutely assault.

I was aware of the trend for 'prank' YouTube videos where it always seems to be a woman who's the victim. I guess they don't prank men because they know they'd be risking a punch, whereas women are more vulnerable and therefore fair game. angry

Good article.

FreshwaterSelkie Sun 02-Oct-16 08:12:17

I hope someone "pranks" that "prankster" with a nice long stint in jail. He's got a great sense of humour, I'm sure he'll find that as screamingly hilarious as his repeated assaults on women. What an arsehole. I can't believe anyone could seriously defend him.

TemporarilyLost Sun 02-Oct-16 09:45:01

Urgh, I'm not a fan of any 'pranks' where people are attacked or get hurt. I've unfortunately seen quite a few of these videos as my partners always trawling crap humour clips on YouTube .
Being a celeb doesn't mean your fair game. If that happened to me id be shaken up for a long time.

Buunychops Mon 03-Oct-16 12:11:54

I fully agree if you look at the majority of these the victim always seems to be a more vulnerable (in any sense of the way, female, smaller, weaker etc)

I hate these programs/you tube shit, it is sanctioned bullying, and worse when you don't 'get' the joke.

Look how Gigi Hadid was represent when she defended herself from a physical attack. She 'lashed' out 'not model behaviour' etc. . . .

So if you see it as a possible assault and respond (more than) appropriately you're overreacting; don't fight back when being attacked well........

NeverEverAnythingEver Mon 03-Oct-16 19:42:11

Bloody hell. shock

So what was she supposed to do!? What is the "model behaviour" under these circumstances?

LineyReborn Mon 03-Oct-16 19:52:53

Anyone who can defend these assaults on women by that cunt is a cunt themselves.

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