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“Folks Criticizing Me…”— DJ Soda Speaks Out About Sexual Predators After Being Sufferer Blamed For Assault

She revealed she was sexually assaulted previously.

Well-known DJ-influencer DJ Soda is talking out towards sufferer blaming after revealing she was sexually harassed throughout a current efficiency.

DJ Soda | @deejaysoda/Instagram

On August 13, DJ Soda carried out at Japan’s Osaka Music Circus Competition. Following her set, the DJ took to Instagram, revealing that she had been sexually harassed and groped by viewers members when she entered the group to work together.

She shared a sequence of images exhibiting followers touching her inappropriately.

| @deejaysoda/Instagram
| @deejaysoda/Instagram

In her preliminary put up, she shared how a lot it affected her and thought it might be exhausting to get near followers once more.

I used to be so shocked and scared, however there have been followers who appreciated me and in addition cried lots, so I attempted my finest to complete it imperturbably. Now I’m again on the lodge nevertheless I’m nonetheless very scared, and I’ve by no means ever skilled something like this in my 10 years as a DJ. I’m so embarrassed and humiliated that I can’t consider this incident has occurred. I believe it’s going to be exhausting to get near the followers from the stage. Good evening.

— DJ Soda

Now DJ Soda has launched one other assertion after being blamed for the sexual assault she skilled.

DJ Soda shared a prolonged message on her social media accounts, hoping to unfold the message that “nothing [is] associated between clothes and sexual prison.

It’s nothing associated between clothes and sexual prison. It is best to by no means make the sufferer an issue and shift the blame for the crime. The trigger is from the perpetrator, not the attractive garments. The mindset that ‘carrying revealing garments is a set off for sexual violence’ is a really biased and androcentric view.

— DJ Soda

She then revealed that she had beforehand suffered sexual assault and harassment, first saying that when she was six years outdated, she was raped by a robber resulting in her affected by selective mutism.

DJ Soda additionally shares that she was sexually harassed by somebody within the VIP part on the 2018 Spectrum Music Competition and abroad DJs throughout gigs. She states that others, together with her former firm, inspired her to stay silent, however she not needs to cover.

“I used to be sexually harassed and molested a number of instances all through my life, and I assumed I needed to conceal it and reside as if nothing had occurred. However now I don’t need to keep away from or conceal anymore. If I ignore this, another person will inevitably turn into a sufferer. “Does being sexually harassed imply there’s an issue with victims?”. Why are you asking the sufferer for a trigger? I believe that perpetrators and secondary perpetrators are equally dangerous. It makes me unhappy that that is occurring in 2023.”

She subsequent addresses the allegations of her being anti-Japanese, saying that she included the situation to be as correct as doable. DJ Soda additionally says that one thing like this has by no means occurred earlier than and that she is used to touches from followers like hugging.

DJ Soda at one other occasion | @deejaysoda/Instagram 

And to this point, not a single individual has ever intentionally put their arms inside my chest whereas performing. That is an indecent factor, not a easy contact. It’s wonderful to tug my arm or hug me. I’m an individual who likes to have interactions with my followers. My outdated followers would find out about it nicely. However placing arms inside my chest is totally completely different from the interplay I’ve had with followers to this point. If comparable incident occurred in different nations, I’d have reacted the identical approach.

DJ Soda finishes her assertion by questioning why society blames victims, saying that she needed to alter perceptions and help others which were victims of intercourse crimes.

Did it occur as a result of I purposely approached the group in revealing garments? Why do individuals who have all the time been victimized must assume dozens of instances and muster up the braveness to talk up whereas taking the blame and dangerous affect that will likely be poured on us? It’s so unhappy that this society blames the causes on the sufferer.

There are folks criticizing me saying that I’m an consideration seeker, I hate Japan, and that they knew this may occur trigger I put on reveavling garments, however I additionally obtained loads of messages from folks supporting me and in addition from victims saying that they’re inspired by me. I hope that my message may assist little to the victims.
If an individual like me speaks up little by little on this approach, wouldn’t society’s notion change just a little bit sometime?

On August 21, it was reported that two males had surrendered themselves to police in connection to the incident, with the pageant’s organizers pursuing authorized motion towards the perpetrators and people defaming and slandering DJ Soda on-line.

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