Privacy and personal space are things celebrities give up in exchange for fame and money.
There’s this on-going debate as to what is “fair” when it comes to celebrities.
Body shaming, hateful tweets and comments and digging into their privates lives are all things that aren’t “fair” but we all do them because well, there aren’t really any repercussions.
The argument is that these celebs take up every headline, expose their bodies for publicity and document everything on reality shows, so they’re practically inviting us to comment and pry.
They want our attention – the good and the bad.
While that might be true, at some point we have to draw a hard line and say that it is NEVER okay to put your hands on someone.
Also not okay – kissing someone’s butt.
You would think that it would just be common sense to know one never try to kiss anyone’s butt in public or in private, unless you have their explicit consent.
If you don’t know what we’re talking about, let us explain.
Yesterday, Kim Kardashian was attacked by notorious celeb “prankster” Vitalii Sediuk.
He slipped past security guards, lunged at her and kissed her butt as she was walking.
The moment was terrifying and Kim has since pressed charges and filed for a restraining order.
Sediuk defended his actions by saying, “I was protesting Kim for using fake butt implants. I encourage her and the rest of Kardashian clan to popularise natural beauty among teenage girls who follow and defend them blindly.”
I was protesting Kim for using fake butt implants. I encourage her and the rest of Kardashian clan to popularise natural beauty among teenage girls who follow and defend them blindly. P.s. I was sitting there outside the posh restaurant to use free wifi and eating my ice-cream. When all of a sudden, the pack of paparazzi came out and the car with Kim Kardashian. I swear I didn't know she was going to be there. So I had to come out with an idea very fast. Does it mean if I don't go to celebrities, they come to me? Lol Have a nice evening everybody! I have to finish my ice-cream.. Photo credit: Goffphotos #kimkardashian
While a valid argument, Sediuk could have gone about voicing his concern in a different way. Putting his hands on a celebrity was not one of them.
Especially since just a few days before that incident, he ambushed Gigi Hadid during Fashion Week by literally grabbing her from behind, picking her up and hugging her.
Gigi fought her attacked off with some help from her security and sister Bella. (Can you believe some people even said that she was acting out and being aggressive when she tried to defend herself from being man-handled… unbelievable!)
The attack however prompted her to speak out about the importance of being a woman and being able to defend yourself.
“Practicing self-defense is important so that when you’re in the moment, reacting from muscle memory comes more naturally to you than freezing up,” she said.
While these pranks may seem “innocent,” they are invading a persons personal space and actually promoting sexual harassment and assault, which last we checked, is a crime.
Would you go do that to someone on the street that wasn’t a celebrity?
Probably not… because that person would press charges and you know that damn well.
So despite how many naked photos Kim Kardashian shares on Instagram or how many videos you see of Gigi Hadid online, you do not know them, you do not own them and you have no right to touch them.