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A woman has gone viral on TikTok after exposing a man for secretly recording women at an Oklahoma gym.
Last week Anneli Edenkrans, who goes by @ anneli.k8 on TikTok, shared a video of a man filming a woman exercising at Crunch Fitness in Norman, Okla.
“Ladies, we have to look out for each other,” Edenkrans captioned the video which has been viewed over 2.4 million times. “I told the girl and let the staff know.”
Edenkrans’ post was quickly greeted with support from other women who have had similar and disappointing experiences at the gym.
“Thank you for registering and informing the staff,” one person commented. “It’s not good.”
“I don’t like going to the gym on my own for this exact reason,” said another. “If there was a girls-only gym, I would be there all the time.”
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Despite the support, several viewers criticized Edenkrans for choosing to record the man. Some people have argued that she also violated her privacy, which viewers were quick to deny.
“People in the comments say she does the same – what?” a person wrote to defend Edenkrans. “She registers her phone as evidence. He registers someone’s body. It’s different.”
After his video went viral on TikTok, Edenkrans shared follow-up videos addressing the controversy and revealing further details of the alleged incident.
“Let me explain this to you because apparently you need it,” she said in an additional video. “I’m doing my workout – I’m just doing my set or whatever – and I see this man in front of me. I can only see his behind, so I can see his phone in my line of sight.”
Edenkrans said that after seeing the man filming the gym mate, she decided to let the woman know that she was being taped.
“She is panicked. She does not know who this man was. She grabs her things and leaves”, Edenkrans added, before revealing that shortly after, she would have seen him recording another woman without her consent. , reported the man at the gym. staff and had him expelled.
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“We have to look out for each other,” Edenkrans said in a separate video. “We shouldn’t have guys, girls, whatever – we shouldn’t have our bodies on someone else’s phone without our permission.”
In her latest update, Edenkrans revealed that a gym staff member contacted her and informed her that the man has been permanently banned from the gym.
“I hope this can serve as a warning to other creeps who think this behavior is correct,” one woman wrote.
“You should ask them to email other gyms in the area to let them know about this guy so that if he tries to go somewhere else they won’t accept him,” said another.
“Thank you for taking care of not only the woman he filmed but also the future women he could have filmed at the gym,” wrote one viewer. “You’re an angel.”