A young woman has opened up about the struggles she allegedly faces simply because of her beauty.
Emily Adonna is a model from California who went viral on TikTok after revealing she had faced numerous disadvantages because of her good looks in the past.
As the young lady explained in one of her videos, she hasn’t had a job that wouldn’t come with a certain degree of harassment. She also insisted that strangers touch and grab her in public without her permission.
“Pretty privilege is a thing, I’m not here to deny that, but it comes with disadvantages,” Emily says.
“I’ve never once been in a job where I haven’t been harassed. I’ve rarely been in social situations where I haven’t been harassed.
“People don’t usually take ‘no’ as an answer with me, because they think I’m something to be possessed. People do not ask before touching me in public, I am grabbed regularly, I’ve been assaulted by a stranger.”
Sadly, her troubles don’t end there, as Emily has also faced plenty of obstacles while trying to get a job where employers would value her skills more than her appearance.
She once, allegedly, also had to pass a business opportunity because she was perceived as too “distracting for other people in the industry” because of her looks.
“It’s the idea that because I’m present and I’m pretty, there is a sense of entitlement to that space, or that I’m automatically associated with something s*xual – that’s the part I don’t like,” Emily added in a follow-up video.
“People say ‘Well you’re a model, so you should be used to the attention or you should want this attention. That’s what you do it for right?’ no.”
After her videos went viral, a heated debate ensued, whereas some viewers were less than happy with Emily “playing a victim” for being pretty.
“Girls who aren’t pretty by societal standards also get harassed in most social and professional situations. It’s not a pretty privilege side effect,” one user wrote.
“Why do pretty women think only pretty women are assaulted?” another said.
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