Who is Naim Darrechi? TikToker tricked women into having sex without condoms, faces probe
The social media star's comments prompted Spain’s equalities minister Irene Montero to ask prosecutors to look into the matter
Spanish TikToker Naim Darrechi is reportedly under investigation after claiming he often tricked his sexual partners into have sex with him without using a condom, telling them he's sterile.
The social media star's comments prompted Spain’s equalities minister Irene Montero to ask prosecutors to look into the matter. Furthermore, Darrechi's huge fan following is another reason to be concerned, considering he influences a large number of young adults. According to HITC, the TikToker has over 26 million followers on the platform, garnering more than 2.3 billion views.
Who is Naim Darrechi?
The 19-year-old online sensation hails from Mallorca and first appeared on social media in 2016. His YouTube channel, where he posts original music videos and vlogs with fellow influencers, boasts nearly 4 million subscribers.
“I find it difficult with a condom, so I never use one," Darrechi said in Spanish during a conversation with Mostopapi. He told the fellow influencer that none of his sexual partners had become pregnant despite him not using a condom, so he “started thinking that I had a problem.” Darrechi later claimed he told his partners to "relax" as he's "sterile."
Darrechi's admission sparked an uproar on social media. "Naim Darrechi admitting to literally rape girls??? yup another day in Spain," one Twitter user wrote.
"If you lie to ejaculate inside a woman or if you do it without asking her first you are a rapist. If you make an interview laughing about this and normalizing it you are a misogynist and a witness. Stop consenting to this abomination," another added.
"#naimdarrechi & men alike him should be in jail. forever. disgusting mf," a third chimed in.
"F*** you Naim Darrechi I hope and everything bad in this world disgusts of being human happens to you," another wrote.
"It's 'people' like Naim Darrechi that'll turn me into a serial killer someday," a comment read.
naim darrechi admitting to literally rape girls??? yup another day in spain— `laia` | she/her :) (@hoexvivi) July 11, 2021
If you lie to ejaculate inside a woman or if you do it without asking her first you are a rapist. If you make an interview laughing about this and normalizing it you are a mysoginist and a witness. Stop consenting this abominations. #naimdarrechi #mostopapi— JORDI (@jordi_music) July 13, 2021
#naimdarrechi & men alike him should be in jail. forever. disgusting mf.— chai 🔮 (@yoymyia) July 13, 2021
Fuck you naim darrechi I hope and everything bad in this world disgusts of being human happens to you😤😤😤 pic.twitter.com/NEkjCrsqpV— Camille (@Camilin79589) July 12, 2021
It's 'people' like Naim Darrechi that'll turn me into a serial killer some day.— Menno (@MeMenno) July 13, 2021
Responding to the outrage, the TikToker issued an apology on his personal Instagram. "I’m really sorry. it’s just crazy what I said. I want to apologize, really. Sometimes I don’t realize the responsibility that is mine," he wrote. “I made a comment that really is out of place and that is not right. Sometimes I say things and sometimes I exaggerate, but here it’s just crazy what I said, I wish it had been cut at the edit and no one would ever have heard it,” he added.
In a July 12 tweet, minister Montero addressed Darrechi's remarks and revealed that his actions could amount to sexual assault. “Taking off a condom or ejaculating inside someone without consent is now sexual abuse and the #OnlyYesisYes law will recognize it as assault," she wrote in Spanish. "Bragging to 26million followers about something like this reflects the urgency of centering consent. We will inform the prosecutor’s office.”
Quitarse el preservativo o eyacular dentro sin consentimiento es hoy abuso sexual y la Ley #SoloSíesSí lo reconocerá como agresión— Irene Montero (@IreneMontero) July 12, 2021
Presumir ante 26mill de seguidores de algo así refleja la urgencia de poner el consentimiento en el centro. Lo pondremos en conocimiento de Fiscalía pic.twitter.com/SSMM7FOzvb
If convicted under the bill, Naim Darrechi faces anywhere between one and 12 years in prison.