Hehe, I've played females with male voice sets and the opposite. It's refreshing to blur out gender lines at times. Finding an epic avatar to use, choosing the right voice set and then unleash your inner swag onto the sword coast! Don't forget to pimp your slayer form though, it's O so dreadfully boringly sickly yellow.
Watch this, an example for more positive reactions. Although, as written in the comments on YouTube, this is not representative for the whole of Austria. Still, this shows other ways to react than just being offended.
This is so cute! But I also think it's an unfair comparision to the one with the escalator, because I personally would be hella creeped out by any stranger touching my hand without asking and then making googly eyes at me. Being walked up to and politely asked wether or not they'd wanna go out for a coffee is a completely different set-up tho.
It is a different set-up, yes it is. But still as you saw on the escalator video, even there are different ways to react on that. So we could conclude that there are other ways than just being offended - but there are also other ways to approach other people than just touching them. lol
What I mean is that I find it unfair to have every person who got offended in some way in the escalator video be labeled as homophobic in some way, because I am straight woman and I'd very likely also be offended if a strange man treated me like that.
But you saw the video. Some people do react differently than being offended. Of course, independently from the same-sex approach it is inappropriate to touch other people like that. So you may very well be offended and it would be justified.
You are right in pointing out that they should not be labelled because of that. However, I am more curious in the people who react with humor in such a situation. What makes them react with humor?
How do they manage to react with humor when they have every right to be offended instead?
Well, there are some who realise that this is indeed a joke and are amused and some people actually feel flattered, I'd wager. Different people have different personal boundaries. Some people don't mind being touched like that by a stranger.
Actually it may be both. There are people who crash into other peoples' car just because they like them and they'd like to get their number. May be a bit of a drastic measure to get someone's number but it works. Try it out!