Girl Beating Sexual Harasser in Front of People Watch Clip
Recently, a sports company in Peru decided to take on the South American country’s problems with sexual harassment by making a public service announcement in which the mothers of known catcallers got “youthful makeovers” and walked past their sons in the street. It’s a ploy straight out of the Liz Lemon playbook – in one episode of 30 Rock, Tina Fey’s character disguises herself in order to lure her father, who is having a late-life crisis (or “gentleman’s intermission”) into hitting on her. When her true identity is revealed, she is hounded out of the bar for being “disgusting”.
In the Peruvian video, son number one tells his mum she’s got “tasty panties” as she passes him and a friend on the street. “Hello piggy”, son number two growls at the woman who gave him life, food, shelter, love and a place in the world. In both scenes, the mothers turn on their sons, beat them with their handbags and tell them women can wear what they want, while the programme’s presenter eggs them on from inside a surveillance car. The scenes are incredibly staged, the acting barely hitting the heights of a school play.
The men plead their innocence and take their beating from their mamas like good boys. Something that could be genuinely funny because of the dark truth it comes from is reduced to a mere joke, which in turn belittles the seriousness of the situation.