A guest at the event was allegedly groped by a man who quickly walked away when he was confronted.
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If you’re planning to visit Anime Fest at Paradigm Mall, do be careful of your surroundings because an alleged molester is roaming among the crowd.
A Twitter user and comic artist VieN (@ComicsByVieN) shared a post from her friend who said a friend of theirs got groped at the event.
The molester groped their friend’s butt and walked away as if nothing happened.
The molester is described as:
- About 160-170cm in height
- Wore all black including a black cap
MOLESTER AT ANIMEFEST ALERT!!— VieN | Commissions open! (@ComicsByVieN) May 14, 2022
those of you attending AnimeFest at Paradigm Mall tomorrow please be on guard! There was a hornivore out of the cage today taking advantage of the crowded area.
hope event organizers keep their eyes open too.
(ss taken from a friend’s post) pic.twitter.com/RuwCEXp5Fl
Netizens were understandably angry at what happened at the event. Some of them said that it’s upsetting because cases of molestation have always been present at events like these.
They also voiced their disappointment because molesters always ruin the event for others and reminded everyone to keep watch.
Anyone who is groped or harassed in any way is advised to yell and bring attention to themselves for help.
The organisers of Anime Fest were also urged to set up a hotline for victims to report.
TRP is waiting for Anime Fest organiser Comic Fiesta and Paradigm Mall to release a statement soon.
Oh god it has started again.— RunningRama (@RunningRama) May 14, 2022
That guy is disgusting, stay safe everyone, if someone could have yelled, I will be the first bring that guy down and take a picture of his face— Lowl (@Lowl40394987) May 14, 2022
This type of assholes have been ruining cosplay event for years. Different people same behaviour🤦🏻♂️. https://t.co/HnJQzVtuVL— Raja Haziq (@Syke952) May 14, 2022
One of the many situations where I wished social distancing is still a thing…hope the predator gets apprehanded asap…I do not wish for more potential people fall victim under the trauma that shit causes… https://t.co/SvbeHJ6sFn— Count Days🏴🇲🇾🇵🇸🇦🇫🇺🇦 (@ch33s3facts) May 14, 2022
Hi @comicfiesta! Pls ensure safe atmosphere for otaku/visitors!— Tehmina Kaoosji (@TehminaKaoosji) May 14, 2022
• CLEAR SIGNS around event venue stating SEXUAL HARASSMENT is ❌
• REPORTING MECHANISM for anyone who’s been harassed- hotline etc.
• STAFF ON ALERT for any such suspicious characters loitering around venue https://t.co/rV8dVazR0N