Who is JiDion ?
YouTuber JiDion’s protest about “free the nipple” staged outside a Best Buy store has gone viral, but has left social media users divided.
When the influencer was asked to put the shirt on inside the store, he seemed offended by the store clerk’s gesture. To get revenge on him, he decides to bring with him two dozen shirtless men, who mobilized to “unleash the bite.”
However, there is more to the story than meets the eye. This is what you need to know.
The original 11-minute video was first shared on JiDion’s official YouTube channel. The shorter versions were later shared on TikTok and Reddit.
The viral video shows the YouTuber being confronted by the store clerk identified as Andrew. He tells JiDion, who was seen walking with his upper body exposed, to put on his shirt.wikipedia
However, the YouTuber seems offended when he asks the employee about his hand gestures and even asks if he’s “homophobic” before offering a punch, which Andrew ignores.
He finally puts his shirt on, but tells the camera that Andrew “pissed him off.” JiDion then says that he would show up at the store with an army of shirtless men.
JiDion returns to the store as he had said in his previous video and this time he brings dozens of shirtless men with megaphone in hand as they all gather outside the store.
The next thing he heard her scream: “Andrew, you discriminated against me yesterday; you didn’t let me take my shirt off. Boys, uncircumcise! ”
The rest of the men immediately remove their shirts as the YouTuber chants, “It’s simple; release the nipple.” him while he is standing on a row of cardboard boxes.
Since then, the videos have gone viral. While JiDion’s confrontation video has amassed more than 3.8 million likes, the one showing the protest has recorded more than 536,000 views.
JiDion has more than 1.37 million subscribers on YouTube and around 1 million followers on TikTok.
VIRAL VIDEO RECEIVES A MIXED REACTION
While some have found the YouTuber’s actions hilarious, some feel the opposite.
One Reddit user wrote: “I really didn’t understand that logic. He’s shirtless, but a guy watching him put on a shirt must be gay?”
Another said, “Retail workers deserve a lot more money than they make from putting up with people like this.”
But one TikTok user who seemed to genuinely like the YouTuber’s joke to the store clerk commented, “This is hilarious. I love jidion bro, it’s so funny.”