Woman confronts ‘creepy old guy’ who wouldn’t stop staring at her at the gym – even after she had her husband come over to block his view of her workout
A woman has publicly called out a ‘creepy’ man who wouldn’t stop staring at her at the gym after catching his behavior on camera while filming her workout.
‘This creepy old guy at the gym kept coming over and staring at me,’ she explained using the app’s text to voice feature. ‘So I told my husband, and he came over and worked out next to me.’
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Heidi Aragon, a personal trainer in Orange County, California, shared a TikTok video of a ‘creepy old guy’ walking over and watching her as she worked out
Heidi, who was recording her workout, caught the man staring at her numerous times
The footage shows the man sitting at a machine and watching Heidi, even after her husband came over and stood between them.
‘I decided to stop working out and stare back,’ she said. ‘I thought he got the picture.’
However, when she attempted to do another set, she realized the stranger was still staring at her. She claimed that she got so fed up that she walked over and confronted him about his behavior, which he initially denied.
‘I told him if he’s gonna work out in this corner, he needed to stop staring and making me uncomfortable,’ she said. ‘His response was: “I’m just looking around.”
The TikToker had her husband come workout in front of her to block the man’s view, but he continued to watch her
Heidi got so frustrated that she started staring pack at the man, thinking he’d get the point
However, the stranger continued to stare, and she eventually had to confront him
‘I then told him I record my workouts, and I have him on film,’ she added. ‘He shut up real quick.’
Heidi shared her outrage when she posted the now-viral video last month, which has been viewed more than 17.4 million times.
‘Don’t sit there and tell me you’re not doing something when I have proof,’ she wrote in the caption.
The trainer’s video has received nearly 30,000 comments, so far, and while many people praised her for calling the stranger out, there were some men who defended his actions.
Heidi said the man claimed he was ‘just looking around,’ but he ‘shut up’ as soon as he found out that she records her workouts
The video has been viewed more than 17.4 million times, and while fans praised her for confronting the man, some critics tried to blame her for what she was wearing
Many commenters slammed the stranger and the men in the comments who defended his behavior at the gym
Critics who missed the point blamed Heidi for wearing purple leggings and a crop top while arguing that she posts videos of herself working out thousands of people to watch.
‘Just because she’s wearing a certain type of pants doesn’t give him the right to stare repeatedly. It’s not a hard concept,’ one person wrote.
‘She [is] literally wearing normal workout gear for a [woman]. There is no excuse for that man’s actions. It doesn’t matter what she wears,’ someone else insisted.
Another added: ‘What she wears has nothing to do with this. I’m a lesbian woman and don’t stare. It really isn’t hard. Guys are just creeps.’
If guys ever wonder why [girls] only gyms are becoming more popular, read the comments,’ one TikToker pointed out.