“I went up to order a drink and Kevin came up to me and put his arm around me.
He was telling me to come with him, to leave the bar.
In those times, online reputation management (ORM) was unheard of, and social media networking was yet to be part of the virtual landscape.
(He) put his hand on my crotch forcefully and grabbed my whole package,” Montana told
Montana recalled that a seemingly intoxicated Spacey then said to him, “This designates ownership.” “I put my hand down and turned his thumb back to get his hand off it,” Montana added.
“It just seemed the best thing to represent Jay Z’s penis,” Hill told me. #Eggplant Fridays has survived, however, on more permissive platforms, like Tumblr, where pages like Eggplant Fridays solicit photos, Vines, and GIFs of naked men.
The video ended up being “huge in spreading the usage of the eggplant,” he says. To some, the eggplant’s sexual connotation has now grown so strong that it no longer needs to refer back to the phallic emoji to sustain it.
Digital shaming is a being electronically attacked online – similar to cyberbullying with a goal to humiliate, embarrass, spread lies or twisted truths about a person – it can literally destroy people’s lives – financially and emotionally.
This is exactly what happened to me back in 2003 when I received my Scarlet Letter of cyber-humiliation.
Cavazos has taken the social media route to recount his tryst with Spacey.
In a letter written in Spanish on Facebook, he said, “I myself had a couple of unpleasant encounters with Spacey that were on the edge of being called harassment.
C., says that she and her friends started using the eggplant emoji privately, in texts and Group Me messages, not long after. “It’s the right shape.” Once linguistic influencers started passing it around—“You see it a lot on black Twitter, and among teenagers,” Umoren says—the think pieces weren’t far behind. In the crotch of the rapper’s gray sweatpants, the unmistakable outline of a penis can be seen. Soon, the #Eggplant Fridays hashtag became such a popular dong repository that Instagram administrators were compelled to shut it down in an attempt to enforce the network’s strict nudity ban.