On Friday night in Santa Monica, CA, one of the great viral freakouts of all time was caught on camera. A couple were waiting to order at a takeout poke bowl restaurant when a total stranger saw them showing each other a small amount of affection, and immediately exploded into a supernova of slut-shaming rage. The boyfriend of the couple caught most of her rant on video and shared it to Reddit, where it went viral. Here's how he described the incident.
Last night my girlfriend of four years and I were waiting patiently for a lady to order her food at this restaurant in Santa Monica, and I had my arms around her from behind and maybe kissed her on the top of the head once or twice, but that was the extent of it.
Out of nowhere, the lady (who was finalizing her transaction) looks at us and exclaims emphatically how inappropriate PDA was and how uncomfortable it was making her. I thought she was joking because of how little we were actually making contact. I turned and kissed my girlfriend on the cheek and made a loud smack, and that’s where she really lost it. I immediately knew I had to get this on camera, so that’s about where the video picks up.
We tried to stay as calm as possible. I was trying not to engage as I knew this lady was clearly nuts, but when she started calling my girlfriend a slut, whore, etc, and when she stepped closer to her, that’s when I started getting angry. In retrospect, I’m proud that we didn’t sink to her level or anything like that, but wish I would’ve said some more clever remarks. Oh also, I fucked up by not filming in portrait mode – Sorry about that.
And here's the video. Warning: this will make you grind your teeth.
Of course, the commenters were all over this one. Everyone agreed on what the best moment was.
Think of this video the next time you and your significant other are about to get into some PDA. For the sake of decency, maintain at least three feet between you at all times. And wear rubber gloves.