He then said how horny he was before pressed himself against me saying I could push all I wanted, he wasn't moving. I pointed out everyone was pushing against each other and not to touch me when he began swearing at me. Another man told him not to swear. Not to swear. Not: 'do not press yourself up against someone'. Don't swear. That crosses the line. Quid in the swear jar sir. My lady ears are precious.
I'm not ungrateful to the man for stepping in. It's only partially the point. To be honest while I've heard far, far worse public transport stories. When I tell you I was unnerved at midnight on the Croydon platform plenty of people will think "phh, get it together".
It's one of those situations where every body likes to weigh in with what they would have done.
So you know America Ferrera yeah? The one from Ugly Betty yeah? On the red carpet at Cannes Ferrera was posing on the red carpet when a Ukrainian prankster and general rascal tried to crawl under her skirt. For a joke. I KNOW IT'S TOTALLY ALMOST AS FUNNY WAS WHEN DANIEL TOSH HOPED THAT GIRL GOT GANG RAPED!
Since putting his head up Ferrera's dress Vitalii Sediuk has been described as a pest or prankster. He's known for pulling such wheezes as putting his face in Leonardo DiCaprio's crotch and trying to kiss Will Smith on the lips. Ew, GAY. The aim is clearly to cause discomfort and embarrassment and it's a crude way to get a laugh, though the only person laughing is Vitalii Sediuk from what I can see.
Images of the incident show Ferrera looking angry and upset, though E! Online says Ferrera discussed the incident with them "saying with a laugh..." as though she breezed over the subject. But then, she had to. It's one of those situations where everybody likes to weigh in with what they would have done. They would have slapped that guy, they would have had a witty one liner to bring him down to size, they would have stomped on his head while it was under their skirt.
HA HA HA! The current etiquette when flashed or your personal space is invaded is to laugh it off. And I don't understand why. Unless of course you weren't humiliated or distressed there's no reason for you to make life easier for everyone else by reducing the situation down to an amusing anecdote. The prankster. The upskirt. It all excuses the instigator and ridicules the victim who is required to then send themselves up when reporting the incident. It's another case of victims not wanting to cause a fuss and the rest of us not wanting to listen.