Being “Famous” Doesn’t Mean Being “Up For Grabs”
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Being “Famous” Doesn’t Mean Being “Up For Grabs”

No woman is.

Being “Famous” Doesn’t Mean Being “Up For Grabs”

It’s not new to say that female celebrities have had their fair share of degrading from society, whether it be verbally or physically. In recent news, light has been shed on the unfathomable lack of respect there is from people towards these women in the spotlight. Verbal defamation of female celebrities isn’t something new, but what has shocked me about recent events is the physical barrier being so easily crossed. Within the past few months, multiple famous women have been physically assaulted by random men, as if just because they’re in the spotlight means anybody is allowed to grab them as their own. The two specific events that really caught my attention have been…

Gigi Hadid leaving her Milan fashion show physically getting attacked by a random man. (Contains inappropriate language)

One of the most ridiculous things regarding this story is the media reception of Gigi’s reaction to be physically assaulted. If a random man came up to you on the street and physically grabbed you inappropriately, a natural instinct would be to defend yourself, right? Well, with headlines such as “Gigi Hadid LASHES OUT, elbows man in the face,” the media proceeded to depict Hadid as being some crazy girl lashing out at someone when in reality she was defending herself from a complete pervert. The entire situation is ridiculous and completely unfair to Hadid.

Kim Kardashian has the SAME man who attacked Gigi run up on her

Kim Kardashian-West isn’t one to hide her body or care about what people think about her revealing outfits, but it doesn’t matter if you walk around in a see-through outfit or with a turtleneck sweater, no woman deserves to have her body attacked by a stranger. Running up to Kim and touching any part of her body, let alone trying to kiss her backside, is a violation of her. It’s wrong and it’s disgusting, especially being that it was the same guy who groped Gigi Hadid. He also attacked Kim Kardashian in the past, back in 2014, in a much more violent way (shown below, contains inappropriate language).

The man’s name is Vitalii Sediuk, a disgusting human who is a repeat offender of attacking young female celebrities. Who raised him? Honestly. He isn’t the only person to have the entitlement that he can do whatever he wants to women. It’s beyond unacceptable and just because these women are in the spotlight doesn’t mean they deserve to be personally attacked by random people. Another huge issue is how the media reacts when these women defend themselves. Being described as “aggressive” and “unladylike.” It seems to me that defending yourself has a different meaning when you’re a young woman. One of the most important things to do in life is to stand up for yourself, but I guess that doesn’t apply to them. This has to change. It’s so inappropriate and disrespectful to these women and any woman at all who has to deal with it. Nobody is up for grabs on the premise that you deem it appropriate.

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