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Updated January 1st, 2024 at 15:10 IST

WATCH | Woman sparks huge debate after wearing body paint to gym as "social experiment"

A woman, Natalie Reynolds, ignited a social media debate by wearing body paint to a gym, as revealed in a clip posted on X.

Manasvi Asthana
Woman wears body paint to gym.
Woman wears body paint to gym. | Image:X: @onlynatreynolds
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A woman, Natalie Reynolds, ignited a social media debate by wearing body paint to a gym, as revealed in a clip posted on X. During a livestream, a gymgoer confronts her, deeming the attire "inappropriate." Reynolds, a content creator, shares that this act was conducted as a "social experiment."

In the December 27 clip, Reynolds, accompanied by a camera crew, strolls around the gym, capturing reactions. A gym member tells her the attire is inappropriate, prompting Reynolds to assert, “If you don't have clothes on, you need to be out of here, ma'am.” The man, claiming knowledge in the entertainment industry, insists she should leave. The incident, part of a livestream, fuels a heated social media debate. 

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Social Media criticism

The incident triggers an extensive social media discussion with users criticising Reynolds. Some express the desire for legal consequences, asserting the gym member was right.

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Others condemn Reynolds for playing the victim and highlight frustrations with influencers and their perceived sense of invincibility.

Reynolds' responds

In a subsequent post, Reynolds clarifies that she wore a gym bra and bathing suit bottoms, not being nude. Dismissing the backlash, she compares her attire to women wearing revealing gym clothing. She dismisses the controversy, emphasizing that her outfit was not inappropriate.

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"Why everyone acting like I was naked lmao. The amount of women who wear pants up the ass at the gym... This is nothing bad at all," she said.

Comparison with male YouTuber

Hours later, Reynolds shares another post, comparing her situation to a male YouTuber wearing body paint. She asserts that the reaction to her actions is exaggerated and requests space to pursue her fitness goals without unnecessary scrutiny.

 

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Published January 1st, 2024 at 15:10 IST

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