“I invite you all to have sex with yourself”: Lena Situations recounts her harassment on social networks
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“I invite you all to have sex with yourself”: Lena Situations recounts her harassment on social networks

Lina Mahfoof on the red carpet of the Cannes Film Festival, May 25, 2022.
Gisela Schober / Getty Images Lina Mahfoof on the red carpet of the Cannes Film Festival, May 25, 2022.

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Lina Mahfoof on the red carpet of the Cannes Film Festival, May 25, 2022.

Social Networks – “Before returning to YouTube (…) I needed and wanted to talk to you.” In a long video clip in front of the camera published on Sunday, July 31, Lina Mahfoof, or Lina’s attitudes, returned to several episodes of harassment she faced since the summer of 2021.

Although it all started on social networks, and more specifically on Twitter, insults and threats began to impose themselves “in real life”, affecting those close to them. ” againstGo beyond the virtual world, to reach my mother’s house”, she explained. After finding her mother’s address, some people started making constant calls on her intercom, threw eggs on her doormat, and started leaving messages full of insults directed at her daughter, forcing her to cut her line.

Others went so far as to find the phone number of his grandmother who lives in Algeria.” To tell him that his granddaughter was a big whore “, as you say.

She herself had been serializing humiliation experiences for a year. She cites in particular a group of men who came to ask her for a picture on the street, all smiling. Then, as soon as the camera was turned on, they started a video in which they insulted him in front of his eyes.

On social networks, she also mentioned gratuitous insults, for example, to cut her hair, just to tell her that she is ugly.

“I invite you all to go fuck yourself”

With harassment being such a frequent phenomenon on the Internet, content creators know that they will inevitably receive insults from the start. ” We know that (…) I know the rules of the game (…) When you make videos based on lifestyle, you will be attacked for very personal things, because you show very personal things »she explained. “I’m complaining about something so few people understand, I feel like I’m completely out of touch with reality.”

In the video, she also claims that she felt attacked.” Just because I’m here, and I’m a whore Because the insults you receive are always the same: whore “,” slut Gender-biased words largely come from men.

“I thought I was mentally prepared”explains the person who started playing videos on YouTube in 2015. But since the beginning of the harassment episodes, “DWhen I uttered a sentence, I said to myself, “How are they going to turn this topic into a new topic? (…) What will they answer to that?”explains the influencer who anticipates all the next waves of hate for her “I can’t control”.

On the other hand, I can control the effect it has on me. She explained. So, to finish the video, she speaks directly to her critics. “I invite you all to go and have sex with yourselves. We are going to have a wonderful summer.” She wraps up before August, during which she posts a video daily on her YouTube channel. A traditional series called August Vlogswhich she has been doing for six years.

See also on HuffPost A French model who was harassed because of her belly hair

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