Sydney’s Instagram account with hundreds of photos of men taken secretly on display
‘Predatory’ Instagram account with HUNDREDS of photos of Australian men taken without their knowledge sparks outrage with emphasis on their ‘bulges’ and sexually suggestive captions
- Sydney’s Instagram account features hundreds of secret photos of men
- A man exposed the page after his friend found his image online in December
- Some images had suggestive and sexual captions of the men captured in public
- The photos were in malls, gyms, on public transport and on the street
A disturbing Instagram account containing hundreds of photos of men taken without their knowledge has been exposed by a man whose photo ended up online.
The Sydney-based account owner said they “celebrate the candid guys” while they are in malls, gyms and on public transport.
Many photos have suggestive captions such as “there’s something about these soccer shorts” on a close-up of men’s exercise shorts.
Others made inappropriate comments about men’s genitals.
However, a Sydney resident found out in December through a friend that his photo had made the page, having been taken on his way to work last May.
A disturbing Instagram account containing hundreds of photos of men taken without their knowledge has been exposed by a man whose photo ended up online
He told Seven News that he recognized his tattoos and his gym bag and immediately felt “foul”.
“The photo was taken less than a meter away from me as I sat on the bus with my phone. The person would have stood right in front of me, ”he said.
The account has nearly 2,500 subscribers and has been in operation for years, with photos also showing men in cafes, at the beach and walking the streets.
‘I already thought it was weird, but when I looked at other posts there were pictures of dude asses in gym gear, and male bulges with a caption like “what- what are you hiding there? “, the man who ended up on the page said.
“That’s when I realized everything was sexual and predatory and I didn’t want to be a part of it.”
The bio for the account says those who don’t like their photos can request that they be removed, which the man did, which resulted in his photo being deleted.
He reported the account to Instagram in December and it was temporarily removed before the social media platform told him it “probably doesn’t go against our community guidelines.”
Many photos have suggestive captions such as “there is something in these soccer shorts” on a close up of men’s exercise shorts
The account has nearly 2,500 subscribers and has been running for years, with photos also showing men in cafes, at the beach, and just walking down the street (stock image)
“Due to the high volume of reports we receive, our review team was unable to view your report,” Instagram said.
“We understand that this decision can be frustrating for you, but there are a few things you can do to avoid seeing accounts that you find upsetting,” he added, before suggesting he “no longer. follow, mute or block “.
The man posted his experience on a community’s Facebook page to warn others, with many calling the account “scary.”
In Australia, privacy laws do not prevent people from taking photos of others if they are in public places such as parks or on the street.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Instagram for comment.