Public shaming has historically been a very, very good way to teach the moral disregarders of society not to do something again. Whether it’s the embarrassment that accompanies it, or the fact that everyone else is now aware you’re an asshole and want nothing to do with you, one thing is sure: it’s an effective form of reprimand.
In some cases, a public shaming is exceedingly necessary–take this video, for instance.
To set the scene, a man is in a bar and comes to find his best friend’s wife hooking up with a guy that is certainly not his best friend. And by best friend, I mean he was the Best Man in his recent wedding.
I love this guy’s instantaneous reaction to whip out his phone and film the cheatery going down, so that he had some cold, hard evidence to show his best friend. There’s no doubt in my mind that he knew exactly what he was going to do with it, and that was put it on the internet and hope it goes viral.
Deservedly so, though, if the comments from user theonlyuser that accompanied this video on Reddit are true.
This girl and her husband got married a year and a half ago in Thailand. A bunch of my friends flew out for this spectacular wedding. She had cheated on him once before with the same guy and apparently got gonorrhea of the throat from him. She confessed to her husband and asked for forgiveness and he forgave her. Flash forward to a week or so ago and he suspected her of cheating again. Found out she was at this bar through social media or something and asked his best friend if he would go check it out. After finding out, the husband went home, took the car, took her ring, and told her she had until the end of the day to move out. That’s all I really know.
Good luck getting another date ever again after today, Nina, you dirty cheater..