A WOMAN has shared shocking footage of a stranger verbally attacking her in the street over her gym shorts.
Jasmine Absolom, 24, had been exercising in the city on Thursday evening when she was confronted by an unknown woman who claimed her grey shorts were too revealing.
When the marketing assistant attempted to reason with the stranger, the situation escalated, prompting Jasmine to record the horrifying confrontation on her phone.
In the clip, the woman can be heard screaming at Jasmine, who claimed the popular Muscle Nation “scrunch booty” shorts exposed her privates.
“I’d just been to Coles and bought a sparkling water and as I was walking home, I looked down a side street and saw a lady,” Jasmine told news.com.au
“She slowed down a bit and then she just starts screaming at me. She was yelling, ‘get your f***ing a** out of my face’ and was calling me a ‘w****’ and a ‘s***’.
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“Then she called me ‘disgusting’. I was in complete shock.”
Jasmine, who was wearing a top and a “puffy jumper” with the shorts said she tried to reason with the woman, telling her “women can wear whatever they want”, but the situation only worsened.
“She started to tell me it was my fault women get raped, saying the way I dressed ‘provoked men’.
“I just had to say something, I was just so angry – it’s disgusting to say to another woman ‘you are the reason other women are getting raped’.”
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After about 10 minutes, Jasmine could feel the stranger becoming aggressive so she squirted water on her to break away from the clash.
“When I got around the corner, I burst into tears,” she said. “I called my best friend and sent her the video, and she responded saying ‘I have no words’.
“You see similar videos online, but you never know anyone it happens to.”
Once the shock of the attack had subsided, Jasmine decided to share a snippet of the video on TikTok where it has quickly racked up thousands of views, tagging it “#karensgonewild”.
In the video, Jasmine also shared a photo of the outfit she was wearing, with many wondering what was the issue.
“You’re in workout gear… Has she not seen people out like this before?” one woman asked.
“I wear less than that every day lol love to hear what she has to say about me,” another remarked.
While one woman declared: “This has me raging.”
Others claimed a comment she made about Jasmine’s outfit offending Muslim women was utterly wrong.
“I’m a Muslim n what ever u want to wear hun go for it she doesn’t speak for us,” one wrote.
“As Muslim we don’t care what anyone wears that girl got no point by bringing us up,” another agreed.
Some asked Jasmine if she was “ok” while many said her outfit was “fire”.
Jasmine, who is also a podcast host, told news.com.au she decided to share the video to help raise awareness.
“I was not walking around in a G-string and even if I was you don’t have the right to say that to me,” she said.
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“This behaviour is so wrong and it needs to stop.”
This article was originally published on News.com.au and has been republished here with permission.
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