“Is this your husband?” has never made so many women nervous.
Two unsuspecting men have been outed for cheating thanks to a Facebook photograph that went viral.
Exposing affairs publicly is becoming a popular humiliation technique for upset spouses; only recently a women outed her cheating husband on a billboard.
However, it’s normally the other half who seeks to expose the cheating so openly, but, in this most recent case, it was an unknown source who decided enough was enough.
A female train passenger posted the picture on Facebook after having endured two hours of the two men talking about cheating on their wives.
The caption of the photograph she posted on the social network was as follows:
“If this is your husband, I have endured a 2 hour train ride from Philadelphia listening to this loser and his friends brag about their multiple affairs and how their wives are too stupid to catch on. Oh please repost …”
Within minutes of the photograph going online, thousands of people begun to the repost and shame the cheating men.
It leaves everyone wondering what punishment is in store for these men if and when their wives find out.
Hopefully, it won’t be as violent as when an estranged husband attacked his wife with a sharp implement just to scare her.
Due to the nature of these pictures, let’s just hope that these men really have been named and shamed for genuine reasons.
Since social media is becoming a common place for public shaming, we have to ask ourselves how many stories we overhear are actually true.
It’s not uncommon for people to make up grand and exciting tales when actually they’re anything but, nor is lying unheard of when people are trying to impress their friends.
Furthermore, is it right to delve into someone else’s private life and ask the whole of Facebook “Is this your husband?” when we don’t know all the facts?
Not many couples would enjoy their dirty laundry being aired to the whole of a social network site.
According to Anna North, Salon writer, these type of shaming posts are becoming more of an issue as they grow in popularity. Addressing this particular story, North had this to say:
“[the post] is just the latest in a long line of public shamings on social media,”
She then went on to say:
“It’s now possible to use social media to enforce behavior in public and semi-public spaces in a way it never was before.”
Although using social media in such a way could alter how we behave, it could also leave us open to similar public shaming episodes.
If these type of posts are indeed becoming a favorite amongst social networks, then how long will it be before we see ourselves caught out for a similar act?
Regardless of your stance on public shaming, the caption “Is this your husband?” is sure to be a popular and memorable quote for a long time.
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