Woman says she feels ‘ugly’ and ‘self-conscious’ after a group of men BARKED at her on the street – but some say it’s ‘meant as a compliment’
A woman has said she feels “self-conscious” and “ugly” after claiming she was yelled at by a group of men as she walked home from the gym.
Body positivity influencer Charmane Isabella, from Yorkshire, went to TikTok to share her story after a workout.
She explained that after a cardio session, she leaves her car two miles away and walks back to it to get in.
However, Charmane claims that while she was minding her own business, a group of boys rolled down their car windows and started barking at her.
After she reminded her followers of the incident, many expressed their sympathy for her – although some people said the bizarre behavior was “well-meaning”.
Body positivity influencer Charmane Isabella from Yorkshire took to TikTok to discuss the situation with her followers
As Charmane explained what had happened, she recalled, “So I come out of the f****** gym, sweating, I look like a mess, I don’t care.” I don’t care, this is how I look, I worked hard.
“Anyway, I’m coming out, tell me why this car, a BMW, I know your license plate, I remembered, I’m really good at remembering numbers.
“This car, with a group of guys in it, they roll down the window and start barking at me.”
She continued to describe how the mean joke had affected her, adding, “You made me feel really uncomfortable and I felt very, very self-conscious.”
‘Thank you. Thanks to you, I feel ugly now. Anyway, I got home and (told) my girlfriend and my girlfriend was like “it’s a good thing.”
“I was like ‘no, they’re like they’re howling at me, like woof woof’ I’m like ‘they’re calling me a dog, it’s not a good thing.’
Charmane said the group of men made her feel “uncomfortable” and “really, really self-conscious.”
And she said “no, I’m sure it’s a good thing” and I said, “I don’t think it is.”
“But anyway, I wanted to put it here to ask you, is it a good thing or a bad thing?
“Personally, I think it’s a bad thing and it made me feel very uncomfortable.”
People took to the comment section to discuss the situation – and many suggested it was a new type of wolf whistle.
People took to the comment section to discuss the situation – and many suggested it was a new type of wolf whistle
One commented, “I feel like it’s rude, it’s a cat calling, but I do believe they’re barking in the sense that they’re the dog and you’re the heaaaat!”
Another said, “I think this is the new era of wolf whistling. But you’re beautiful to them.’
A third wrote: ‘I think it’s meant to be a good thing…. But still not nice.’
A fourth wrote: “Girl, you should have barked back!!!”