A Guinness World Record hula hoop instructor was heckled in a park in Las Vegas, Nevada, by a stranger who accused her of wearing “obscene” attire.
Getti Kehayova, 43, was practicing the hula hoop while hanging from monkey bars, when a woman approached her and confronted her about her pull-out top which showed her sports bra white below, according to a video that has since gone viral on TikTok.
One person was filming Kehayova, who holds a Guinness record for spinning the largest hoop, when she was heckled by the woman. Her partner and son were nearby at the time.
Kehayova, who was wearing a white tank top and running shorts, asked the woman to step back, informing her that she was trying to film. But the woman interrupted him again as she resumed her training.
“This is the place where the children play. This place is for families … for families! You can’t just be half-naked up there, ”the woman, who was with a toddler in a stroller, could be heard screaming in the video.
Turning to Kehayova’s partner, the woman asked: “Are you okay?”
“You don’t have to make a scene with that,” her partner said, in an attempt to defuse the situation. The woman became even more furious after seeing Kehayova’s son start recording the incident on a cell phone.
“Everyone is in love with this TikTok. I mean, it’s so obscene, ”she said and continued her rant about Kehayova’s outfit. “I can’t believe you do this in our neighborhood. There are hardly any clothes. Almost no clothes.
Stepping in again, Kehayova’s partner can be seen asking the woman to “please go ahead”, but the woman continues to scold Kehayova.
As her partner approached the stranger asking him to leave them alone, she retaliated by saying, “I have a baby here. You are going to wake up my baby.
The woman then snatched Kehayova’s hoop from her and threw it to the ground, forcing the athlete down from the bar where she was training.
The man filming the incident from a distance moved closer to them, angering the woman even more. “What are you doing? Why are you filming?” She cried, before turning to Kehayova’s son, asking him to stay away from his baby.
The boy, visibly scared, raises both arms, Kehayova asking the woman not to yell at her son. “What’s your problem? I was just exercising,” she said.
“Why do you have to wear revealing clothes to practice? Asked the woman, herself wearing a skirt and top, prompting Kehayova to point out, “You wear revealing clothes yourself.”
At this point, the woman snatches the hoop from Kehayova and throws it across the park. “You’re filming it for TikTok? What about that? Let me show you what you can do for a TikTok,” she shouted.
Upset by what just happened, Kehayova turned to her partner, deciding to leave as the woman screamed “find another place to bare your belly”.
Kehayova shared the entire incident on TikTok. “I’m still shaken by this!” She said in her post, urging her followers to spread love, not hate.
The TikTok video, which was posted on August 29, has since gone viral, with several users expressing their shock at the incident and their support for Kehayova.
The Independent Gt