Fitness ticker’s latest post Joey Swall went viral for defending a man in a scandalous gym video that was shared by streamer Jessica49.
TikTok fitness trainer Joey Swall is well-known in the TikTok fitness community for his work to combat “toxic” fitness culture. He creates various educational content about fitness on TikTok and also responds to viral TikToks of fitness people who raise doubts.
Most recently, Swall responded to Twitch streamer Jessica49’s TikTok and it went viral shortly after. In the video, Swall defended the man’s actions when he tried to help Jessica at the gym, which she found extremely unpleasant.
initially TikTok showed Jessica 49 at the gym, where she expressed discomfort after a man looked at her, calling him a “stupid fucking piece of shit.”
Women are harassed in gyms and it needs to stop, but you are not one of them. A kindness or a look does not make you a victim. pic.twitter.com/34g9265KXb
— Joey Swoll (@TheJoeySwoll) January 21, 2023
She then expressed extreme discomfort after a man approached her and asked if she needed help covering up TikTok screen with text like “what if i just rip his pp out of the nest so he can never breed again” and “natural selection”. better get these freaks out of here.
Swall countered Jessica’s arguments by recounting his personal experience as a veteran weightlifter.
“If you watch the video, he will see that you have a hard time putting the plates on the other side. Now any experienced lifter knows that when you have the barbell on the ground…pancakes are very difficult to place…He sees you struggling, he as an experienced lifter comes and tries to help you because that’s what good people do. “
On my birthday today, a day I almost didn’t have, I just want to say to all of you, THANK YOU and I love you.
Swall then slammed Jessica’s comments about the man.
“It’s sad to see that you showed kindness, this guy did something for you, was nice and turned him into a scumbag at the gym.” Talk about how you want to cut off his reproductive organ so he can’t reproduce and that natural selection should kill him off. Really?
“I’m trying to look like a victim. Which you are not. There are women who are harassed in gyms, you are not one of them. You have to improve.”
Joey’s video has garnered over 49 million views Twitter, and most of the comments seem to agree with his point on this.