Zarna “Hugh Mungus” Joshi’s self-serving charity backfires

A couple of months back Zarna Joshi hit the big times on the internets for all the wrong reasons when her interview of a member of the public went viral and ridicule levels towards her hit new heights.

Rudy Pantoja Jr. had just completed an interview with a local news crew who were themselves covering a council debate on the merits of further funding towards Seattle’s Police training facilities. The unfortunately named “The Bunker” had created certain levels of notoriety, I’m sure the name thing being a major contributor to that.

He was sharing his story of how the dastardly evil police had helped his daughter break her heroin addiction. But no matter… evil etc.

At the start of the video, Zarna is busy complaining about her lack of interview before leaping towards Rudy, pointing her phone in his face and demanding to know his name. Clearly bemused by the situation and wanting to make light of the question Rudy makes a fundamental mistake in imagining the SJW Zarna Joshi might actually possess a sense of humour. She does not.

Rudy is a large gentleman and the joke name he opted to go for was “Hugh Mungus”. At which point, Zarna asks “Hugh Mungus WHAT?”. Which in my mind places the blame on the idea it was sexual harassment ON HER. Later in the video Rudy makes it very clear from hand gestures that he’s actually talking about ALL OF HIM. In fact he corrects her from the get-go that it’s not “Hugh Mungous something” it’s just “Hugh Mungus”.

But no matter, she’s a self-starter so…she erupts. Screams sexual harassment and then as building security come over to ask what is going on she rants, swears and accuses them of “doing nothing” (it’s not actually their job) and “What’s you name?!!!”

At the end of the video ACTUAL Police turn up and it’s amazing how quickly she shuts up and the camera is turned off.

Anyway…. she has been very widely ridiculed including by her peers.

Since then it has emerged that a large number of people have been offering Rudy money and much to his credit he’s asked that the money to be directed towards a number of charities. But this must have clearly fired off a neurone in Zarna’s head because sure enough, she has started a charitable collection site to collect money FOR HER because she is THE VICTIM.

This has to be the most bogus charity since the Clinton Foundation.

But as is the case in such matters, things have not entirely gone to plan. It’s only been shared 900 times and worst of all… despite this most worthy of causes it has only collected $551 out the expected $1,000’s.

But worse…. much worse than that. Some people are using the opportunity to spend $1 in order to give Zarna their two penneth’s worth.

Firstly, I’m not sure that’s his real name.

Mike Hunt

Patriarchy is bad, internalized oppression. Donate to me because I want money. https://www.youcaring.com/mikehunt-685763

Oh, I see what he did there.

Anonymous

Fight the good. Hugs, Ivor Biggun xxx

Wouldn’t it be bad if that was his real name.

Jack Mehoff

Here’s a dollar to help smash the Patriarchy we live in here in America. We are in such an oppressive society, that we can’t even make a dad joke and not get harassed. This needs to change immediately. Papa Bless.

I see a Monty Python fan here…

Biggus Dickus

Zarna, I totally support your cause, you were raped by Hugh Mungus and we can’t stand by and let this happen! Stand up against the patriarchy! jk I hope you die xx

But probably the most effective and for me more powerful messages are those from actual victims of sexual assault.

Jake, an actual Rape Victim

I was actually molested and raped multiple times by an older man in my neighborhood from age 7 to 8. I am also a white male, now 23. I truly wish the man that did the things he did, which still haunt me to this day, had just told me an innocent stupid joke. Your voicing on “internal oppression” is just taken as a slap to the face from real victims. I hope this dollar can go towards getting you a Snickers and calming you the fuck down.

And that’s the point, isn’t it. Because every time somebody like Zarna Joshi screams sexual harassment over what has been terms “a Dad joke” it undermines all those people, both male and female, who have suffered and do suffer from sexual harassment on a daily basis.

But it’s OK. Because she now has a video series that explains that if you feel she overreacted; it’s because you support rape culture… AND THAT’S NOT A JOKE EITHER.

I like Ellie Jayden’s video on this.

 

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