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Woman Confronts A Creepy Guy Taking Photos Of Her And Her Friend At The Pool, Divides The Internet
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Woman Confronts A Creepy Guy Taking Photos Of Her And Her Friend At The Pool, Divides The Internet

Recently, TikToker Mai Pham (or @maiphammy) and her friend confronted a man who was taking pictures of them while they were chilling by a pool.

4 days ago, Pham shared footage of the experience online to remind everyone to stay vigilant about creeps.

“Excuse me,” one of the women says. “I’d really appreciate it if you deleted the photos of us off your phone.”

However, the man was really clinging on to his amateur paparazzi shots. He initially tried to avoid the conflict by showing the women his favorites album instead of his actual cameral roll. But they immediately called him out.

4 days ago, Mai Pham shared a TikTok where she and her friend confronted a man taking pics of them at the pool

The video already has over 6 million views

Even once the man seemed to have given up the charade, he tried to wave the women off, promising he would delete the photos. His hands were visibly shaking as he asked them to stop hovering over his head. It was “intimidating,” he complained.

Of course, approaching someone who is being a creep, even in a public space, can be really unpleasant and even scary, so many people who watched the video applauded Mai and her friend for their bravery.

But some claimed that the man was well within his rights to take pictures since they were in a public place, and that Mai and her friend are guilty of doing the “same thing” since they recorded him without his approval too.

@maiphammystay safe out there ladies. decided to confront a creep taking pics of us when we were just trying to hang by the pool. HE TRIED DENYING IT.♬ original sound – maiphammy

But some people pointed out that since it’s a public place, the man didn’t commit any crimes

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Others, however, stood by the women, saying it’s still not ok

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Rob
Community Member
1 year ago

Everybody who says "The law doesn't forbid it, so it's okay." still has a lot to learn in life. About decency. About respect. About freedom.

Hans
Community Member
1 year ago

In Europe with GDPR it would not even be ok even by law. Technically, if you take pictures in which people can be identified you need to ask them for consent...even if that would be 50 people hanging around in a public place.

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UncleRussian
Community Member
1 year ago

All these people saying "Well it's not illegal!" is why we can't have nice things.

CP
Community Member
1 year ago

So many photos on the internet would be illegal. People of Walmart like a poster in article said comes immediately to mind.

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Aliquid A
Community Member
1 year ago

She is recording a video of him... while saying "it is inappropriate to take a picture/video of me". Not only that, but she violates his privacy even further by posting the video online. I appreciate that what he was doing is creepy, but I have a problem of the hypocrisy and the self righteous attitude of people who think "it is wrong when you do it, but ok when I do the exact same thing... just because my motivation is vengeance rather than yours of being a perv"

Ms.GB
Community Member
1 year ago

Is it hypocrisy or is it giving him a taste of his own medicine? They didn't go out and just start recording him for no reason. As you stated what he is doing isn't illegal but it's rude and there are consequences for being rude.

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Rob
Community Member
1 year ago

Everybody who says "The law doesn't forbid it, so it's okay." still has a lot to learn in life. About decency. About respect. About freedom.

Hans
Community Member
1 year ago

In Europe with GDPR it would not even be ok even by law. Technically, if you take pictures in which people can be identified you need to ask them for consent...even if that would be 50 people hanging around in a public place.

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UncleRussian
Community Member
1 year ago

All these people saying "Well it's not illegal!" is why we can't have nice things.

CP
Community Member
1 year ago

So many photos on the internet would be illegal. People of Walmart like a poster in article said comes immediately to mind.

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Aliquid A
Community Member
1 year ago

She is recording a video of him... while saying "it is inappropriate to take a picture/video of me". Not only that, but she violates his privacy even further by posting the video online. I appreciate that what he was doing is creepy, but I have a problem of the hypocrisy and the self righteous attitude of people who think "it is wrong when you do it, but ok when I do the exact same thing... just because my motivation is vengeance rather than yours of being a perv"

Ms.GB
Community Member
1 year ago

Is it hypocrisy or is it giving him a taste of his own medicine? They didn't go out and just start recording him for no reason. As you stated what he is doing isn't illegal but it's rude and there are consequences for being rude.

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