Internet sides with woman after 'uncomfortable' locker room encounter with stranger at her gym
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Internet is firmly on the side of the woman who was uncomfortable with another woman taking pictures inside a gym locker room. The scenario was discussed by the original poster (OP), u/Accomplished-Bend316, in Reddit's popular forum, "Am I The A**hole?" The post garnered more than 4,000 upvotes and 700 comments from fellow Redditors.
In the Reddit post titled, "AITA for getting upset with a lady for taking photos in the gym locker room?" the woman wrote, "I got out of the shower and went back to my locker to change. I'm in a towel. There's a women taking pictures of herself near my locker and a couple mirrors. I ask her to stop a few times, but she can't hear my until I raised my voice (headphones)."
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'I'm even more uncomfortable and almost crying'
She further detailed saying, "At this point, I'm upset, and I'm certain she felt attacked, but instead of stopping and saying sorry she shoves her phone in my face, says they aren't of me, and continues to take pictures. Now I'm even more uncomfortable and almost crying... I'm in a locker room, in a towel, trying to change, and she's taking pictures. Manager happens to walk in, so I tell her what's going on, and the lady and I get into again. I was not cool and calm... I will admit that, but neither was she."
She endded the post by mentioning that the gym managers took the incident seriously and are filing an incident report to have her membership revoked. OP also found the woman on Instagram to make sure that she hasn't posted any pictures of her. She also discovered that the woman had been "calling me a Karen. Am I?"
'This lady was knowingly violating said rule'
The post recieved hundreds of comments and Redditors were firmly on ther woman's side, calling her NTA (Not The A**hole), stating that the woman had no right to take pictures in the gym locker room, regardless of whether OP was inside or not. One user wrote, "NTA. You don't need to be actually found to be in a photograph in order to have a problem with people taking photos in a locker room. The fact that HER membership is being revoked makes it pretty obvious who the a**hole is."
Another user concurred with, "NTA. Gyms have a rule regarding photos on premises in general (generally not enforced on the floor at many places). It is to protect privacy and the other members. This lady was knowingly violating said rule as you are generally required to agree to these terms WHEN you sign up. If you see these photos online with you in them, report them appropriately."
A third user advised the OP, "You reported her and now she is going to be kicked out of the gym. Well, good for the gym for protecting its members. Now let it go. What do you care if some random over sharer that you never have to see or talk to you again is calling you the K word on whatever wretched online platform echo chamber she is complaining to. Really, now, WGAF? Are you stalking her online? You did the right thing at the gym. Gym management agreed with you Now let it go. You are NTA if you just let it go"
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