Before this week, I had never heard of Julien Blanc. Now, it seems the man is everywhere, including Singapore!
It all started when Brazil (of all country) decided to rejected Blanc’s visa application. The reason? Blanc is a self-proclaimed pick-up artist who teaches seminars on how to pick up women. His methods involve physical and emotional abuse, including choking women. Many have used social media to slam his teachings as misogynistic and promoting sexual violence.
Now a petition started by a Singaporean woman, Charis Mah, aims to ban Blanc from ever entering Singapore. There’s only one problem with that; Blanc has no plans of ever coming to Singapore!
Wait for a moment; we are trying to ban a man (who has committed no crime) from entering Singapore even though he is not trying to enter Singapore? Ever heard of jumping on a bandwagon?