Sexual harassment has been around for long time and can put an abuser behind bars for years. Being harassed verbally or physically along with being sexually violated is not a situation anyone should have to endure. It can make you question everything about yourself and affect your everyday life. Anybody can get sexually harassed, even celebrities, and while it may seem unreal that this can happen, it does. Celebrities are humans too.
Recently there was a case of sexual harassment between two famous rappers, a female rapper, Young MA, and a male rapper, Kodak Black. Young MA is from Brooklyn, New York and identifies as a lesbian and dresses in male clothes.
In his new song “Pimpin Ain’t Eazy,” Kodak Black raps a homophobic and disrespectful line about Young MA. His line was “I’m fucking Young M.A., long as she got a coochie, say she got the strap and the toolie, say she put the crack in her booty.” Young MA felt disrespected and felt like she was being sexually harassed and took to Twitter.
She responded back and called him weird. Her fans, and even people that are not her fans, are defending her name because of this horrible situation. Everyone is saying that this is disgusting and sickening because she is a female who is openly gay and it is disrespectful to her and women alike. Fans proved a point that if the roles were reversed, what would happen? What if a rapper did the same thing to Kodak Black and wrote a song about him sexually? He wouldn’t like that so why turn around and do it to other people especially an openly gay female rapper.
Being sexually harassed, whether you are a celebrity or not, can have short term and long-term effects, including depression, PTSD, anxiety, and especially isolation. A person can feel like the whole world is against them and isolate themselves from everyone especially friends and family. Having PTSD can cause a person to have a fear of being intimate or even have a conversation with someone. We all need to be aware of what we do because we don’t know how that person is going to take it and/or react.