A spectator who was innocently filming herself enjoying a sports game has captured the shocking moment a pair of women behind her began acting in a disgusting way.
Influencer Jackie Bonita was attending a baseball game in Houston, Texas, when she decided to take a few selfies and a video to capture the special moment.
But during this, two young women behind her allegedly begin mocking her by making faces, throwing up their middle fingers and yelling out cruel insults.
The pair were also seen laughing and holding their phones up, which appears to be them recording.
The clip was uploaded to Tiktok, where it has since racked up over 45 million views in just five days.
“Watch my confidence disappear after these random girls make fun of me for taking pics,” Jackie said in the video, which was captioned “please be nice”, with the hashtags “mean girls” and “mean girl vibes” included.
Influencer Jackie Bonita was attending a baseball game in Houston, Texas, when she decided to take a few selfies.jackielabonita/TikTok
She said that she felt very self-conscious when she realized the women were making fun of her, and that she “wanted to cry”.
Although she has since turned off the comments to the video, the clip has been shared all over TikTok and has garnered millions of angry reactions.
One user said they were “hurt” at seeing women “being mean” to other women, and described the behavior as “deplorable,” while another reassured the influencer that she was beautiful and the pair were in the wrong.
The two women behind her immediately started pulling faces.jackielabonita/TikTok
The clip and the reactions that ensued spilt over to Twitter, where it continued to cause a stir.
Even rapper Cardi B weighed in, telling her 29.5 million followers that she would “put that ring to use”, appearing to reference the chunky jewelry the influencer was wearing on her fingers.
In a now-deleted video, the two women came forward to speak about their behavior and defend themselves again “false accusations”.
“Hi guys, this is Liz and Alondra, and we’re here to tell you our side of the story,” the pair began.
Bonita received thousands of comment slamming the two girls’ antics.jackielabonita/TikTok
“When we sat down, there was an older man recording us, which made us very uncomfortable.
“The flicking off was aimed toward the camera, because her husband had been recording her over maybe 5-10 minutes, which continued to make us uncomfortable.
“Yes I do acknowledge that my behavior was inappropriate, but keep in mind any woman at a public area would feel harassed.
“Especially because this older man was recording us.
“We’re both getting death threats, people telling us to kill ourselves. Horrible things.
“I don’t feel our safety should be put at risk for something that was out of context and misinterpreted.
“We were not bullying her. There was nothing we said that could mess up her self-esteem.
“Yes we had a laugh, so what.”
Bonita said her seatmates’ behavior put a damper on her experience.jackielabonita/TikTok
Jackie has not yet responded or made an updated video regarding the situation.
While the clip angered many, it also started a conversation about the subject of “doxing”.
The term is used to describe the action or process of searching for and publishing private or identifying information about a particular individual on the internet.
Often those responsible for doxing urge others to use the information to harass the person or persons targeted.
Doxing is potentially a criminal act and somebody could be possibly be sued for loss of income and defamation.
According to Australian law firm Martin Bullock doxing in Australia is “unlawful” and may lead to victims being abused or threatened.
Doxxing is covered by section 474.17 of the Commonwealth Criminal Code, which makes it an offence to menace, harass or offend someone using a carriage service.
This includes the internet and social media. The publication of personal information, except in special circumstances, is also a breach of the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 (NSW).