Woman says she feels ‘ugly’ and ’embarrassed’ after a group of men barked at her in the street – but some tell her it was ‘meant as a compliment’
A woman said she felt “embarrassed” and “ugly” after claiming she was barked at by a group of men on her way home from the gym.
Yorkshire-based body positivity influencer Charmane Isabella, went to Tiktok to share her story after training.
She explained that after a cardio session, she leaves her car two kilometers away and walks back so she can take her first steps.
However, Charmane claims that while she was minding her own business, a group of boys rolled down the window of her car and started barking at her.
After reminding her followers of the incident, many expressed their sympathy – although some said the bizarre behavior was “a good thing”.
Yorkshire body positivity influencer Charmane Isabella took to TikTok to discuss the situation with her followers
As Charmane explained what had happened, she recalled, “So I come out of the friggin’ gym sweating, I look like a mess, I don’t care.” I don’t care, this is how I look, I’ve been working hard.
“Anyway, I’m coming out Tell me why this car, a BMW, I know your number plate, I’ve memorized it, I’m really good at remembering numbers.
“This car, with a bunch of guys in it, they roll down the window and start barking at me.”
She went on to describe how the nasty remark had affected her, adding, “You really made me uncomfortable and I felt really, really insecure.”
‘Thanks very much. Thanks to you I feel ugly now. Anyway, I came home and (told it) to my girlfriend and my girlfriend was like, “That’s a good thing.”
“I was like, ‘No, they’re yelling at me, like, ‘Woof, woof’.” I said, ‘They call me a dog, that’s no good.’
Charmane said the group of men made her “uncomfortable” and “really, really self-conscious.”
“And she said, ‘No, I’m sure that’s a good thing,’ and I said, ‘I don’t think so.”
“But I still wanted to post it here to ask you guys, is it a good thing or a bad thing?”
“I personally think it’s a bad thing and it made me feel really uncomfortable.”
People took to the comments section to discuss the situation – with many suggesting it was a new breed of wolf whistle.
People took to the comments section to discuss the situation – with many suggesting it was a new breed of wolf whistle
One commented: “I think it’s rude it’s cat call but I do think they’re crying like they’re the dog and you’re the heaaaat!”
Another said, ‘I think it’s the new age of wolf whistling.’ But you’re gorgeous to her.’
A third wrote: “I think it’s meant to be a good thing… ‘But still not pretty.’
A fourth wrote: “Girl you should have barked back!!!”