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Netizens Spam Local Athlete’s Instagram Post With Obscene Comments

today11 August 2022



Sexism is a two-way street, and netizens were quick to state so and call out some social media users who left “thirsty comments” in response to a post published by local athlete Muhammad Erry Hidayat.

The weightlifter’s post depicts himself seemingly asleep next to the silver medal he earned at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, after excelling in the 73 kilogram (kg) category, one spot behind the gold medal winner from India, Sheuli Achinta.

Clad in a figure-hugging T-shirt, Erry’s physique and bustling muscles are on full display, which unfortunately welcomed a few obscene comments from women who were accused of objectifying the athlete.

Some went so far as to say their nipples were hardening at the sight of the sportsman’s body, asserting that they wished to lay in his arms.

Many noted that the women’s actions were a form of sexual harassment and feared that the matter was being…

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Written by: Lara Lee

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