Let's get #SUPPORTJADA and #jadacounterpose trending in place of the disgusting #jadapose! Use these hashtags to tweet a message of support to this brave 16-year-old. If you're just hearing about this story, read on for details.
But rather than show this girl compassion and shame her attackers, many people have been taking it upon themselves to compound this horror by shaming Jada, even creating the hashtag #jadapose and taking photos of themselves mimicking her body in the viral video.
Just to be clear: there are people who not only think it's funny that a 16-year-old was raped, but have taken it upon themselves to set up a camera, pose like this rape victim, and post their photos on social media. With a hashtag. Even her accused rapist, Innel Yahia, has jumped on board with the shaming. (Let's hope these cruel tweets are soon used against him in a court of law.)
But Jada is not going to be defeated by this. She is speaking out and sharing her story. She told KHOU News, "There's no point in hiding. Everybody has already seen my face and body, but that's not what I am and who I am." I have so much admiration for her, it's hard to even put it into words.
Jada, we support you. You are not alone. What happened to you is not your fault. The Internet can obviously be a horrible place, but there are so many of us out here who support you! If you're feeling overwhelmed or isolated, just click on #supportjada and read through those tweets. You can make it through this.
Emily and The UnSlut Project community