Twitter is a great place to find douchbaggery of all shapes and sizes. What’s great about Twitter is that the stupidity has to be condensed into 140 characters, so people tend to show their true colors rather quickly. There’s no time for pleasantries on Twitter, but there’s always time for boobs and booties. Oh, did I mention that nothing is censored on Twitter? Perhaps this is why I have heard it referred to as “Twatter” (BRILLIANT!) It’s a great way for porn performers and other types of sex workers to promote themselves without having to be all lame and PG-13 about it (ahem, Facebook sucks, ahem). Of course, this also makes Twitter/Twatter a breeding ground for the sort of buffoonery that I saw today.
Some roided out muscle head twatted a picture of his (supposed) girlfriend’s crotch. He was quite proud of the fact that he got to take this “creep shot” (yes, he really called it that) without her noticing, and even tweeted it to CreepShots.com. I’d never had the pleasure of seeing this website, so I checked it out. Basically, it’s a collection of candid pictures that guys snap of unsuspecting women, usually in public. That’s right, taking pictures of their asses, tits, (and probably every other body part that one can imagine) without their consent. The website even has a list of helpful tips for the aspiring creeper, such as:
“Closer the better. Far away CreepShots are just annoying. If you are too scared or lazy to walk over and get a closer shot, then maybe creeping is not for you.”
“An almost fail-safe way to get a good creep of a moving subject is to take a video instead, then do a screen-capture pic from the video. It works amazingly well and is a great way to avoid the blurry pic.”
My opinion on the matter: Completely fucked up. I would love to hear what others think of this. I am well versed in the world of internet pornography, fetish, and a whole bunch of creeptastic stuff. I understand that this is a fetish for some people, and am not at all opposed to the idea of a website such as this one existing, where the women actually DO consent to the pictures. The people who frequent the website do not need to know that they aren’t ACTUAL “creep shots,” and will likely be able to happily jerk away. I will compare this to staged rape scenes in pornography; they depict rape, and this type of porn isn’t for everybody. Many people find the concept to be repulsive. Personally, I don’t want to get my rocks off to a fake rape, but there are some people who enjoy this type of pornography and I am not going to judge them. As long as all of the performers have given consent, then why not? Sex sells, even fucked up weirdo fetish sex (actually, ESPECIALLY that type!) That’s part of what is so fantastic about pornography- creativity, expression, exploration, and performer consent. It can make for some great art. Yes, I just called pornography art. Get over it.
So, back to the creepy bullshit. I think that Creepshots.com is vile. CONSENT IS SEXY. CONSENT GETS ME OFF!!! I took it upon myself to tweet the roided out muscle head who posted the picture of his girlfriend, at which point he told me to “cry a fucking river” and insinuated that my own Twitter avatar was slutty, so apparently I had no right to judge him. Interesting logic on his part, or rather, just complete and utter stupidity. Oh, and the best part was that he called me a “prude.” Me, a prude? Please take a moment to laugh hysterically, and then resume reading.
Ok back to the creep show. Another creeper ran to his rescue, and pointed out the obvious- that if the girlfriend had consented to the photo, it wouldn’t be a “CreepShot.” Oh…I see. So, the consent would have been an immediate turn-off. Wow, good to know.
Note to self- turn around more frequently when I am walking around in public. If someone is going to take a shot of my ass, I better be getting paid for it. If I run into a “creeper,” I’m going to punch him in his delicate man parts.