A video of a man jumping into a woman’s car has gone viral on Twitter, sparking outrage and prompting discussions about the harassment women face on a day-to-day basis.
The video was allegedly posted to Instagram by Jasaun Hoggard, who opened the door to an unnamed woman's car, allowing himself and began filming her. The video's caption read: "I don't even know her lol #realsh*t #biddin."
The man can be heard saying: "what's your name, what's your name?" as the woman refused to make eye contact with him. He proceeds to shove the camera in her face: "She don't even wanna be in my video!"
A woman named Deej discovered the video and told The Independent that she immediately regret posting the footage on Twitter.
"It was on the explore page tab and I saved it and made what seem to be a huge mistake and posted it on Twitter where it went viral."
The video received nearly 2,000 retweets and 800 favorites before she deleted the post. She also said that she heard the video was staged but denied knowing either people in it.
Twitter users were seemingly outraged at what they saw and even unearthed personal photos from Mr Hoggard's mother's Facebook page.
Victim blaming and laughter. I hate people. pic.twitter.com/5t8hDrxQz7hyphen; Elle Elle Cool Baé (@spokenELLE) July 6, 2015
Yes. This. Is. A. Thing. That. Happens. To. Women. All. Over. The. World.— Master Race Baiter (@FeministaJones) July 6, 2015
STOP ASKING "THIS IS A THING???" WHEN WOMEN ARE TELLING YOU THAT SOMETHING HAS HAPPENED— Master Race Baiter (@FeministaJones) July 6, 2015
If the front door to my house is unlocked don't open it. If my car door is unlocked don't jump in.— Damita Jo (@kiaspeaks) July 6, 2015
I un-RT the video. Can't have it. It's just too rage inducing. You don't have to touch someone to be violent. Street harassment is violence.— Trudy (@thetrudz) July 6, 2015
Other uses maintained that they would call the Philadelphia police department as well as report Mr Hoggard's account on Instagram. The Philadelphia police department said they had no knowledge of the video.
Plenty of men open car doors/enter, harass at red lights, use their car to block your car in parking garages as street harassment tactics.— Trudy (@thetrudz) July 6, 2015
*posts video of strange man jumping in a woman's car* *Women share their experience of harassment* Men: Ok, but why don't us trust men???— #JeSuisCharleston (@radrebellion) July 6, 2015