And he messed with the wrong woman!
The Los Angeles Lakers are looking into an accusation that two players-Nick Young and Jordan Clarkson- verbally harassed a mother and daughter in Los Angeles on Sunday night. You know Nick young as being Iggy Azalea‘s fiance, and while he seemed like a loving supportive dude, I hear this and I’m like, GROSS.
Alexis Jones says a Jeep full of young men pulled up alongside her vehicle while she was with her mom, and began to make “vulgar, sexual gestures” and comments to them. Turns out, Jones isn’t the woman you wanna mess with: she’s the founder of ProtectHer, a nonprofit focused on sexual assault and domestic violence within college and professional sports. Bad luck for Nick and Jordan.
Jones had the wherewithal to record the incident on her phone, and said that her 68-year-old mother was brought to tears by the whole ordeal. Then, she posted an image to instagram on Sunday, where you can clearly see Nick and Jordan:
The caption read: “I pray these pics go viral because THIS is the problem with little boys. Five minutes ago, at the intersection of Melrose and La Bre here in LA, a jeep of four boys pulled up at a red light and started yelling and making the most disgustingly vulgar gestures at my mom and me. I rarely “rant” about things but this is the f%+#ing problem and the reason I’ve now dedicated my life to educating young men about respect, not just for women but for everyone. I’m angry. I’m insulted. I’m hurt. They were laughing hysterically until they realized I was filming them and immediately they panicked like the cowards they are. Thank you to all the real men out there who would never treat a mother and daughter that way… Speaking of, I’d love for this to make it back to their mothers!!! Help me find who these guys are!!! Let’s see the power of social media and hold them accountable. I’d LOVE to have a candid conversation with them about sexual harassment not simply to shame them, but to understand their mentality so we can better educate young men to be respectful in the future.”
Well said, Alexis! The NBA is looking into the matter, and while Nick Young posted a flimsy rebuttal (that he since deleted) I think this is an amazing wake up call to treat everyone with respect and dignity.
What do YOU think about this situation?