‘Make him feel stupid’: Influencer’s revenge over man’s ‘rude’ gym act

An influencer filmed the embarrassing moment an “entitled” man tried to “belittle” her for making TikTok videos while working out – only to then point out how much she’s being paid.

Madi Webb was filming herself while working out at a local gym in Los Angeles when a complete stranger suddenly criticized her, The sun reports.

The “rude” man suggested her videos were “distracting” her from exercising and told Ms Webb she would “take advantage” of her gym if she put her phone down.

A woman's revenge on a man

But the 25-year-old finally hit back and, instead of defending herself, put the gym-goer in his place, making him “feel stupid”, claiming she earns between $10,000 ($15,008) and $35,000 ($52,528 ) to a TikTok video.

The social media creator shared the clip on TikTok with the caption: “where the tf (f**k) found the audacity” – which has since gone viral, racking up 2.5 million views.

“Your form is good. I don’t know why you have to make these little videos. It kind of discourages you from exercising. We probably would have had more of that (if we had stopped filming),” the husband is heard telling Ms Webb on the recording.

The clip shows the influencer smiling politely before telling him: “See, I already have a lot of it because I make so much money from these ‘small’ videos.”

As the man walks away, the video shows the 25-year-old raising her middle finger and angrily mouthing “f**k you” into the camera.

Many users praised the influencer for her “perfect response” in the comments, while others questioned whether the man was trying to “flirt”.

Ms Webb had just joined a new gym and revealed she was in the middle of filming a workout when a stranger appeared out of nowhere.

Instead of defending herself, Ms Webb admitted she found the experience “ridiculous” and wanted to “stand in (her) power” against the “rude” man.

“I thought it was funny. I grabbed my phone to record him because he sounded like an idiot,” she said.

“I already had a recording with my phone, so all I had to do was pick up the camera.

“He had the right. I wanted him to feel stupid. If people start putting you down, then you can stand in your power and not let that happen.

“I honestly think his intention was to make that immature boy dance and make fun of me so I would notice him instead of just being a nice person.

“If he wanted my attention, there are so many ways he can get it that he didn’t have to insult me ​​to do it.

“Women are so wired that they think it’s flirting. I don’t think this is flirting. I think it’s just rude. If he wanted to flirt with me, he could do it in a million ways.

“Instead, he decided to drop me on the floor. Any man who needs to humiliate a woman to make himself feel more masculine is not a man.

“I know the defensive response is never going to work out the way you want it to. It basically gives them more of an excuse to be crazy.

“He was embarrassed because I wasn’t playing his game at all, or I was offended by it, or I was defensive.

“I didn’t do anything that was scary or rude. All I did was answer him very politely but boldly.

“I don’t think he expected that kind of answer at all. Certainly not. This is my favorite way to answer men.”

The podcaster, who curates all of her own content, admitted that it’s not the first time she’s been “disparaged” for her TikTok videos, but that coming “from nothing” is something she’s grateful has helped her get to where she is now .

“They always put me down because of my videos. Since the day I started using social media. It’s jealousy in a way,” Webb said.

“The only difference between me and others is that I’m not afraid to be seen trying. I never even posted the videos I made at that gym. I was just practicing for future gym content.

“I wasn’t afraid to jump out with my phone and make my videos and look stupid. I’m not afraid of that. When people call me out for looking creepy, annoying, stupid, or stupid, I take it as a compliment.

“This is where I am now. I live in a penthouse in LA. I came from nothing. So there’s literally nothing you can say to make me feel bad about what I’m doing.

“I’m self-managed, so basically everything I earn I earn myself. I’m more of an entrepreneur than an influencer.”

Ms Webb admitted that while her reaction came naturally to her, she was once a “people pleaser” and had to learn to “empower” herself, and now encourages other women to do the same, never to be afraid to “take a stand space”. “.

“I grew up being a people pleaser. Every part of me was very learned because I didn’t want to be like that anymore,” she said.

“Once I learned how to empower myself, I just wanted to empower other women. And give them the skills and tools and tips and hints that I wish I had.

“I feel like all of my content is a love letter to my younger self who had no one to look up to and teach me how to step into my power.

“You have the right to occupy the space. Men are very afraid of women who are not afraid to take up space and stand in their power. A lot of men are afraid of this because they are very anti-patriarchy.

“You are allowed to be there. You are allowed to do whatever you want. You can record your workout. Or you’re only allowed to exercise in peace with headphones on.

“The bravest thing you can do is not to be afraid of being disliked and misunderstood.”

However, the influencer warned that everyone should prioritize safety and admitted that she would not have reacted the way she did if she had been in any kind of danger.

“I always tell everyone to put safety before anything else. If you’re alone with a man at the gym and he comes up to you, don’t smile and be petty and sassy,” she said.

“If you feel safe in your environment and around other people, I would say never let anyone make you feel small.”

This article originally appeared on The Sun and has been reproduced with permission

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