Good morning, everyone. We’d like to think that all is well in the world, but then we checked our YouTube subscriptions and saw this. MMA superstar Jake Shields is taking time out to sign autographs and greet fans, when an ugly scene of sexual harassment breaks out. Sure, it seems like everyone is just having some fun and it’s no big deal, but this is why we need to educate young athletes on the dangers of being taken advantage of.
If you can stomach it, click on the video and watch as MMA photographer Tracy Lee coerces young Shields into viewing explicit pictures of “planking”, a practice so suggestive and offensive we can’t even find a suitable link that wouldn’t make your computers immediately contract the binary version of the bad AIDS. As you can tell by Shields’ reaction, the pictures are shocking (and possibly illegal in the continental US). After showing Shields these hardcore pictures of other individuals performing this “planking” nonsense, Lee and her friends use applied psychology tricks to gradually erode the moral boundaries that make Jake Shields an upstanding role model for children.
It’s clear in the video that Shields just wants to please, as he reluctantly goes along with the idea to perform this “planking” with Lee, even while he expresses reservations that he could face some sort of trouble if things go awry. It’s possible that Shields naively believes that Lee and her friends will keep the footage to themselves, and his exploitation will go undiscovered. We can’t tell you how many times we’ve heard similar stories of young actors trying desperately to get ahead and being caught up in similar schemes, doing humiliating things on camera in hopes of being noticed.
Perhaps worst is when Shields realizes what he’s signed on for: a combination of “planking” and “motorboating” that is normally only seen on specialized websites in the sleaziest corners of the internet, all while cameras roll for the entertainment of these predatory women. Shields manages to get through it without crying, but he’ll relive these moments in the days and weeks to come, and he’ll have to make peace with the man he sees in the mirror as time goes on.
You can find lecherous Ms Tracy Lee here and her friend and partner in crime Joanne Spracklen here. Let them know that we are watching them, and we will not stand idly by as they force themselves upon impressionable young athletes.
For shame, ladies. For shame!