Joey Swoll hasn’t let up on his mission to reverse toxic gym culture. In a recent TikTok video, a young man is seen being slapped in the face and harassed while attempting to deadlift at his local gym. According to Swoll, the attacker has already been banned from the fitness center.
During the widely shared TikTok video, which has eclipsed 356,000 likes, an angry man approaches the lifter. He appeared to have been waiting on the equipment, but before attempting a conversation, he instead hurled insults and even slapped the gym-goer in the face at one point, saying:
“Fuc**ng lucky I don’t get you the fu** off that bro. You’re been on there for a fuc**ng hour. Yeah, it’s been an hour, you haven’t done shit! Do it my ass, I don’t give a fu**!” the man said via TikTok.
The man was clearly out of line yet Christian (the lifter in the clip) seems to have taken the conflict in stride. He hardly reacted and showed maturity in the face of the complete opposite. This was just the latest disturbing video that called for Joey Swoll’s review.
He continues to make gyms safer and more welcoming places for all. Whether it’s a lady falsely accusing a man of ogling her or someone shaming a misguided lifter, Swoll hopes to restore social balance one case at a time. In his most recent effort, Swoll condemned the aggressor’s actions and underlined that the gym is a ‘brother-sisterhood’ of like-minded people.
‘You Never Put Your Hands on Or Speak to Someone That Way’ – Joey Swoll Calls Out Man for Angry Tirade, Fans React
Swoll complimented the Fitness System gym which was prompt in banning the man from their premises.
“This is one of the most disturbing videos that I have ever been sent. You never put your hands on or speak to somebody that way where you’re in the gym or anywhere. Shout out to goon he called me last night and sent me this video.”
“He did such a great job handling this that this gym Fitness System, immediately banned that man from their gym so nobody has to deal with that type of bullying. And the young man that was hit in this video, Christian, spoke to him last night.
Shout out to him. He stayed calm, he remained cool, he’s doing great. I’m so sorry that happened to you brother. Nobody should have to deal with that. But I’m also so happy to see the love and support you’re getting. That shows me and all of you that the gym is a brother-sisterhood. We will not tolerate seeing this type of behavior in gyms. We are a community and we all have each other’s backs,” Joey Swoll shared.
Watch the video below:
Not surprisingly, fans were taken aback by the viral video. It didn’t take long for commenters to ask whether or not pressing charges was warranted:
Swoll’s dedication to spreading gym positivity has even reached the realms of bodybuilding recently. He took part in a candid interview with retired former seven-time 212 kingpin Flex Lewis. During their special sit-down, Swoll unearthed a deep conversation about addiction, suicide, and mental health. Fortunately, Swoll is in a good place today and able to help others suffering from similar issues.
As for his latest gym stitch, Swoll is thrilled no one was seriously harmed. What do you make of the video? Should the aggressor face criminal charges, or is a gym ban sufficient punishment?