A Singaporean man who recently discovered his nude video was circulating online has hit back against online bullies.
Lokies Khan, a 24-year-old online personality, claims that he discovered a video that he shot privately started getting passed around on Tumblr without his consent or prior knowledge.
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The virality of the media was heightened by people making GIFs from his video, he said.
The openly gay blogger later started receiving comments online calling him a "slut" and a "disgrace to the gay community," he added.
In response, Khan decided to film a four-minute long video with online LGBTQ publication Dear Straight People, directly addressing his critics. In the video, he addresses how his privacy was violated, and that the issue of privacy invasion shouldn't be disregarded.
"I have been swamped with messages since the video came out, which has been extremely positive and supportive," Khan told Mashable.
There however remain those accusing him of trying to gain sympathy through the video, he added. He maintains that his intention is to reach out to others who find themselves in similar situations.
"The issue here was, somebody took what was meant to be private and intimate, and abused it. I’m not the only person in this world who takes nudes. But having it leaked by somebody else other than yourself without your knowledge, is [an] absolute violation,” he said.