“It’s Not Illegal”: Joey Swoll Continues Criticizing Influencers for Targeting Innocent Old Men in Gym

Published 02/05/2023, 7:30 AM EST

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After calling out a TikToker for making fun of an old man, Joey Swoll recently criticized another influencer for calling an old man a gym creep. The influencer had posted a Tiktok video criticizing an old man staring at other girls. Swoll gave a strong reaction to this video on Twitter on 3 February 2023.

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The Tiktoker going by the handle noralovesorlando had not only shared this video but also reported this man. Explaining how the man wasn’t staring at the woman, Swoll pointed out that there could be other reasons why he was sitting alone. With this, Swoll also suggested the correct approach that the influencer should have adopted.

Joey Swoll’s unique perspective about the old man criticized online  

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Swoll explained that it would be difficult for the man to stare at the woman doing kickbacks as there was other stuff blocking his vision. He then pointed out how the influencer filming the old man “didn’t catch him on film actually being a gym creep.”  

Later, Swoll also reacted to the influencer’s observation that the old man was wearing street clothes. “It’s not illegal to wear street clothes to the gym”, he said. He also told how the old man could be waiting for someone or could’ve been lonely and just wanted to be social at the gym. 

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Afterward, Swoll expressed that the influencer went too far by posting this video just for likes and attention. His suggestion was, “If you think there is a problem, talk to the front desk, report them, have them take care of it but you don’t need to post this video.” With this, he gave advice concerning the appropriate course of action that the influencer could have undertaken. Along with this Twitter video, Swoll also gave an interesting opinion on people staring at other people in the gym. This opinion broke a popular stereotype. 

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The influencer explained that it was natural for people to look at other people who are working out in the gym. Further, he explained how such indulgences do not automatically categorize them as creep always. 

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Swoll also criticized a woman named Jessica Fernandez who called another person a creep because he was staring at her. Swoll’s response and reactions from social media prompted Fernandez to apologize for her actions. This shows how Swoll’s efforts are helping to bring positive change in people’s mindsets.

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Swoll’s videos indicate his attempt to reduce any biases or false perceptions of people. Do you agree with Swoll’s view that the TikToker going by the handle noralovesorlando should not have posted this video on social media? Share your views in the comments section.

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Priya Hinduja

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Priya Hinduja is a US Sports author for EssentiallySports. Post pursuing her Master's Degree in English, she worked as an English language trainer at Osmos Club and also dabbled with marketing at Debugee Technologies Pvt Ltd for a year. With a keen interest in playing chess and badminton in her leisure time, she also follows the activities of Michael Phelps, whose story motivates and inspires her.
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