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A woman found herself embroiled in a dispute on sexism and privacy after uploading an image of her doctor without his consent.
Twitter user @purplegodesss shared the now-deleted image of her dermatologist, calling him “fine as s***t.” The photo gained traction among social media users, who also described the doctor as “yummy” and “fine as hell.”
However, others walked in the shoes of the doctor, describing that it would have been a whole other story if the subject was female instead. A response by @Kolamide went viral on subreddit ‘/r/MurderedByWords’ as he labeled the toxic act as “purely distasteful” and “beyond bigotry.”
Aside from the image, the original uploader also decided to share a photo of the dermatologist’s business card, which contained his name and contact details. The post received over a million impressions on Twitter.
As the photo had gone viral, Bored Panda reached out to the man, Dr Imran Aslam, on his take on the whole incident. A self-identified low-key individual, Aslam said he was taken aback from the attention.
The dermatologist first got hold of the tweet when he received texts from friends telling him that he was trending on Twitter. After simmering down, he found the “whole situation pretty funny,” and stated that he was fine with the internet fawning over his good looks.
In response to the issue on sexual harassment, Aslam explained that although this could be construed as sexual harassment, he did not feel like a victim due to “male privilege.” He also understood how this could be a double standard issue, especially in light of the #MeToo movement. If the tables were turned on the opposite gender, it could have caused a greater uproar.
This man was doing only his job and had his photo taken without his consent only to be sexualized by the owner of this account along side other women in the replies. The toxic trait y’all openly display is beyond bigotry and purely distasteful and disturbing to say the least. https://t.co/wBharvX8WL
— The Kolamide Dwayne (@Kolamide) March 30, 2019
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“My dermatologist is Fine as Shit”
“My dermatologist is hot/sexy”
The former can’t be deemed sexualized, the latter however is sexualized!!! U objectivy a body when u use words that describe them in a sexual way!
“My Nurse is Soo beautiful” not sexualized!
— Omoolanishebe (@creativejefta) March 31, 2019