It’s absolutely horrifying when someone tries to take a secret photo in public, but their flash goes off – warning everyone that they were taking a photo and exposed themselves in the process.
And in certain situations, it becomes an inappropriate offense — especially in one’s workplace.
Such was the case for a Hooters employee who noticed a customer trying to take pictures of employees in their infamous uniforms without asking.
Rather than simply yell at the customer in the face, Hooters waitress Lydia Warren took to TikTok to publicly shame the man for his behavior, where she gained more than 1.3 million views and hundreds of endorsements.
“This guy wants to get into Hooters and just take pictures of girls without asking,” she tells viewers before turning the camera and zooming in on a guy who is further away from her and looking straight into the camera.
Viewers praised Warren for calling out the man and not standing up for harassment at work.
“We don’t feel uncomfortable in silence anymore, all of you,” wrote one excited viewer. “I love it!”
“He could have literally asked for a photo, if I was sitting at his table I would leave out of shame lol,” said another.
Other commentators shared their own similar experiences with the chain and other rival restaurants with similar unified rules.
“Go girl!…I was a Hooter girl 23 years ago…thank god the technology isn’t what it is today,” said a former employee.
“When I was a Twin Peaks executive, I would walk up to the table and tell them to remove them and embarrass them in front of their friends,” said one viewer of working at Hooters rival, Twin Peaks.
In September, a Hooters employee went viral on TikTok for revealing why her former colleagues had been fired, accusing her of seeing employees fired for dyeing their hair and wearing the wrong jewelry.