US Marine vet Emily Telesca, aged 28, shared a disturbing video of a man at the gym who insulted her and made a concerning threat while filming herself lifting weights for her social media.
Filming Herself for Instagram and TikTok
Telesca posted the shocking video to TikTok, which didn’t take long to go viral.
In the video, Telesca politely offers to move if she’s in the man’s way.
He then questions why she’s filming herself, to which she responds that it’s for Instagram and TikTok.
The situation takes an uncomfortable turn when the man rolls his eyes, leaving Telesca feeling incredibly awkward.
He Was Going To, “Go and Hit On Her”
Another man enters the scene and reveals what the first man joked about Telesca, telling her that the other man joked about seriously assaulting her for being so vain before saying he was going to, “go and hit on her.”
Despite being taken aback, Telesca makes light of the situation because of her discomfort.
She responds, “Damn, that’s kind of mean.”
The audio becomes muffled, but Telesca reveals in the caption that she found the conversation incredibly awkward.
“It’s Not Ok to Disrespect You Like That”
Viewers expressed their shock and outrage at the man’s derogatory remarks.
One commenter urged Telesca not to take the insult lightly, saying, “Don’t make light of his dark joke. Tell the owners. Call him out. It’s not ok to disrespect you like that.”
Others rallied behind Telesca, “damn babe I’m so sorry. People are awful. Keep your head up. You’re doing amazing. Love the cute set BTW.”
“Projecting His Own Insecurities on You”
Users had their own theories on why someone would say such a horrible thing, “He was attracted to you but he knows you’re out of his league. So he is projecting his own insecurities on you.”
Most users called for him to be removed from the gym immediately, “Please show this to gym management. Not okay. He should not be allowed in there.”
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