Video of singer kicking guy in the face goes viral for an important reason

Jake Hall
Thursday 14 June 2018 13:00
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Screenshots: Instagram / gebby.vesta_

It is never OK to touch somebody inappropriately without their consent.

This isn't a message which shouldn't need repeating, yet a seemingly endless stream of incidents proves otherwise.

Just weeks ago, a reporter in Mexico hit a football fan with her microphone live on-air. Explaining the situation in a Twitter thread, she wrote that he had rubbed himself against her but she had thought it was simply a case of over-excitement. She then describes him as "emboldened" by her lack of reaction, so he proceeded to "put his hand between [her] buttocks twice more". So she rightfully chose to defend herself.

Now, a viral video of Indonesian singer and DJ Gebby Vesta is re-circulating online.

Filmed late last year, the clip shows the star kicking a man in the face after he tries to place his hand between her thighs. The video also appears to show another man make a similar attempt to grab her.

Sharing the post online, she wrote a caption which loosely translates to:

Although I kicked him in the head, my heart was still not satisfied.

Vesta has also explained in the past that wearing revealing clothing is essentially a part of her job description, although it's a well-known fact that clothing choice is no justification for sexual harassment.

Anyone is free to dress as they choose - skimpy outfits do not equal consent.

More: Sweden has made sex without consent illegal - here's what that means

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