This Woman Received 600 Apologies For Being Publicly Masturbated At In India
Roughly once month ago, 26-year-old British travel blogger Lucy Hemmings had an experience in India that sheâ€™ll never forget.
One day while Lucy was waiting for the bus in Mumbai â€œ the local guy that I had paid no particular attention to moved closer. From the corner of my eye, to my horror, I realized that he had pulled out his penis and was masturbating, staring intently at me. I felt sick.â€
Sadly, this wasnâ€™t the first time something like this had happened to Hemmings, but now, as a slightly older and wiser woman, she couldnâ€™t laugh it off anymore. In fact, she was pretty f-ckin angry. She felt like that “Mumbai pervert” had robbed her of her â€œadventurous and curious natureâ€ and even made her wonder if her love of Indian culture was only the result of a pair of rose-colored glasses.
Last week, Lucyâ€™s story was picked up by popular Indian website ScoopWhoop and now hundreds of Indians are sending Hemmings apologies on behalf of the anonymous wanker.
According to a statement she gave for Cosmopolitan, although Lucy â€œnever asked for an apology…the show of support has been truly humbling. Across my social media networks Iâ€™ve received upwards of 600 messages – and they are still coming in.â€
While some websites are asking why it took a white non-Indian female reporting sexual assault to elicit hundreds of responses from Indian men, I think we can all agree that when it comes to a country where a woman gets raped everyÂ 20 minutes, no matter what the source, a little spotlight is good news.