BART’s very weird anti-creep PSAs
Talking about creeps has landed BART in some hot water. In a tweet earlier this week, BART’s new PSA poster references a song by Radiohead’s Thom Yorke while advising riders on how to avoid creeps.
— SFBART (@SFBART) April 11, 2017
SFist called it “strangely tone-deaf” and that the ad implies “the responsibility lies with the victim to avoid disgusting or assaultive behavior, even though BART issued a longer statement denying that.”
Later, BART tweeted another PSA on how not to be a creep. But does saying “don’t be a creep” ever convince creeps to cease and desist? As a transit rider and occasional target, I think it’s sad we have to remind others to keep their hands to themselves.
Being vigilant and aware of your situation is good. Not being a creep in the first place is better. Do both! pic.twitter.com/ZbyNonwtRx
— SFBART (@SFBART) April 12, 2017