She feels embarrassed.
Twitch influencer Jessica Fernandez issued an apology on Tuesday after going viral He posted a video of a “brutal” guy at the gym who she claimed was staring at her “like a piece of meat”.
Fernandez Posted the apology on TwitLonger – an extension for Twitter that allows users to post tweets longer than 140 characters – describing the video as “the scariest thing I’ve ever posted”.
“First of all, I would like to sincerely apologize to the guy at the gym where this all started. He did nothing wrong with me and I blew our interaction out of proportion,” Fernandez wrote. “I know a lot of people think I only apologize because I got called out from The video you posted and that’s half true.”
video – which It has since been deleted Fernandez is shown lifting weights and complaining about a man standing behind it.
“Stupid piece of king behind me,” Fernandez said into a microphone. “Hate this. Hate this. I hate when there are weirdos.”
Fernandez then zooms in on the alleged “creep” that can be seen nearby and later offers to help her nail a plate to her iron.
The video also includes several captions including “What if I rip his pages out of their socket so he can’t reproduce again” and “Natural selection I’d rather get these aliens out.”
Fellow fitness influencer Joey Soul called streamersaying that it “needs to do better”.
“Women are being harassed in gyms and that needs to stop, but you’re not one of them. An act of kindness or a look doesn’t make you a victim.” Swoll’s video caption reads.
Swoll indicates in the video that the man was simply trying to help Fernandez because he thought she was overweight and pointed out that she was in front of him with her camera facing him.
“First of all, as I said before, there is a big difference between staring at someone and simply looking at them or glancing at them,” Swoll said.
“So why is this guy looking at you? Well, you’re in front of him, to the side. You’re on his periphery. You’re also taking video with the camera pointed directly at him, and you’re talking to yourself. He’s probably watching you and wondering, ‘What are you doing?’ I know I would.”
In her apology, Fernandez reveals that she was a victim of sexual assault and harassment and that both events left her “deeply” damaged.
The influencer also acknowledges that if she is not called out, she will not have the opportunity to learn from her mistake.
Fernandez said, “After reading thousands of comments about me, the situation and the man involved, it really opened my eyes to how much damage it could do to him.” “Men and women deal with very different problems in the world of the opposite sex and having looked through the lens of an innocent man put into a situation like this. It honestly made me sick to my stomach with guilt.
The influencer continued, “I think it’s important to call people out on their mistakes and, in the words of Joey, help them ‘do better.’” This is exactly what I plan to do with not only my content but moving forward with my life.