A woman has put a man in his place after he said she was ‘too pretty’ to date black men in a viral clip.
The clip, posted by @lildaidaii has been viewed over 235,000 times since it was posted on Wednesday. She says the man confronted her while she was working at Walmart and tried to convince her to go out with him. In the caption, she describes the incident as “disgusting”.
“I’ve never been so uncomfortable in my life bro. Never. My fear of men stems from situations like this,” @lildaidaii wrote.
In the clip, @lildaidaii and the man have a chat about her comment that she was “too pretty” for her black boyfriend. In the on-screen caption, she says the man was holding her cart so she couldn’t leave.
“Next time, for future reference, if you’re going to pick someone up, don’t assume the race of the person they’re with. Not only that, but don’t tell them they’re too good for someone. just because of the color of his skin. It’s not good at all. Black is very handsome. Very, very handsome. My boyfriend, he’s black. He’s a beautiful man. My children, they’re black. They’re very beautiful. And the color of their skin has absolutely nothing to do with it. I really believe that what you are as a person on the inside shows everything,” she said.
“Well, I’m too pretty to end this conversation, and I’m trying to work and I’m timed – so have a wonderful day,” she adds, closing the conversation.
In a follow-up video, @lildaidaii further explains the situation. She says the man had been following her for two hours as she tried to work. He was pushing his cart down the aisle to check on her, she said, but when she looked at him, he was pulling his cart out.
After several iterations, the man finally approached her, first asking how to order groceries online, but soon began asking her personal questions, such as what her car was, where she lived and if she had a small child. friend.
“I said, ‘Yes’. And he told me I was lying, then he asked me how long. I said, ‘It’s not that I owe you answers, but two years and two children”, and I said that I am very happy in my relationship. I told him to have a good day and I moved forward. And he followed me and told me that when I broke up with my boyfriend, he’d take me out,” she said.
She says that two hours after this conversation, the man came back and clung to his trolley so that she could not leave. He asked her more questions, then said she should quit her job at Walmart and work for him. Then he asked her if her boyfriend was black, then said she was “too pretty for a black man”, which is where the original video started.
“In my opinion, people don’t really hear you like that when you’re, like, aggressive. And I also wasn’t going to be super aggressive towards someone who literally scared me,” said @lildaidaii . “He scared me, and there are so many stories of women who turned down men and got shot in the street. Like, as a woman, I wasn’t going to put myself in a position to ‘being hurt. Who knows how this man could have handled the rejection.’
As @lildaidaii says, there are a number of stories about men hurting or killing women who rejected them. In 2017, Christopher Ryan Tucker, 34 at the time, was arrested for allegedly killing his teenage girlfriend for rejecting her marriage proposal. He was convicted in 2021 of strangling Tara Serino, who was just 19, breaking her neck, gouging out her eyes and then repeatedly punching her until she was killed. she dies with a hatchet.
In 2021, Milad Rouf was sentenced to 15 years for throwing sulfuric acid at his ex-girlfriend. The judge said she believed Rouf committed the crime out of “simple jealousy and anger at being rejected”. His victim, Rym Alaoui, says she was blinded in one eye due to the attack and now lives “in constant physical and psychological pain”.
A 2018 incident saw a man set a woman on fire on a public bus, seriously injuring her and 10 other people. According to witnesses, the man spoke to Eyvi Liset Ágreda Marchena only briefly before covering her with fuel and setting her on fire. He would have said to him: “I am burning you because if you are not mine, you will not belong to anyone.” She died more than a month later from her injuries. Carlos Hualpa Vacas was sentenced to 35 years for the crime.
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