Jasmine Chiswell, a TikTok celebrity known for her retro-styling videos, is facing backlash for a video seemingly joking about the University of Wisconsin volleyball team photo leak.
Chiswell, who has over 16 million followers on TikTok, posted the video with the text:
“My husband and I just got into a big argument and he said he’s going to move to Wisconsin to play volleyball.”
Although the video was deleted, another TikToker Ms_Ryan, stitched Chiswell’s video and said that she didn’t get the punchline of the joke.
In the video, Ms_Ryan wonders if Jasmine’s husband was looking at pictures of “barely legal women (who) got their nude pictures leaked without their permission.”
Ms_Ryan’s TikTok video gained over 355,000 views as of Wednesday, October 26, 2022, and has over 200 likes on Instagram.
Jasmine Chiswell’s video was met with immediate criticism from her followers. Many agreed with Ms_Ryan’s sentiment, and stood behind the Wisconsin team.
Last week, photos of the University of Wisconsin women’s volleyball players began circulating without the players’ consent. The photos, taken inside their locker room, were spread online over platforms such as Twitter, TikTok and Reddit.
On October 20, 2022, the university released a statement expressing that the images were “never intended to be shared publicly.” The statement continued to add that “unauthorized sharing is a significant and wrongful invasion of the student-athletes privacy.”
While some users commented that the video left a bad taste in their mouths, others noted that there was no need for her to joke about the incident. Some users also wondered about the punchline of the video.
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