Pop Rocks: Sharkeisha, the Viral Sensation Surrounding a Sucker Puncher from Houston

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Second, these are two girls. I know that girl fights have been celebrated from porn to Seinfeld, but the real thing is only cringe-inducing and not the slightest bit sexy.

But all of this I could excuse as the kind of childish giggling all too common when a running back is said to have "penetrated" the line of scrimmage. Droll. What is most annoying is the fact that it was her name that clearly propelled this into the viral stratosphere. Yes, Sharkeisha sounds like a collaboration between BET, the SyFy Network and Tyler Perry. We get it. But, it's a person's name -- allegedly a combination of her father (Sharma) and her mother (Keisha). To be fair, I'm not sure I understand how the parents couldn't see that putting "shark" in their daughter's name might be prohibitive, but people name their kids Frodo and ESPN, so what do I know.

Still, the video is of an asshole and she is being glorified (by some) because her name is funny sounding. The hashtag #sharkeisha blew up Twitter after the video was posted and her name has turned into a million moderately funny (in certain cases) meme-like Photoshopped images.

Look, Internet, I get that you collectively have the sense of humor of a 12-year-old nerd boy who has never seen a girl naked (in person) and who spends his time debating Kirk versus Picard and playing World of Warcraft with your online "friends," but let's try to have a modicum of decency when it comes to stuff like this. Next time you want to think this is funny, go down to your basement and smack your face against the wall hard. If you thought that felt good, then, by all means, laugh all you want. Otherwise, leave it for what it is, a jerk sucker punching a former friend over a guy who probably isn't worth it.


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27 comments
Rolando Ontiveros
Rolando Ontiveros

I agree, but Houston Press will repost it like 5 more times.

Carlos A. Martinez
Carlos A. Martinez

And helping make her moment of shame fame grow with a #hashtag on a bully like that? SHAME ON YOU @Houston Press

Rolando Ontiveros
Rolando Ontiveros

It's not a good thing and your the one promoting it. Over and over again

Mayling Tate
Mayling Tate

Can we seriously stop promoting this disgusting behavior by this disgusting individual?!? Stop posting this fucking video!

Erin Lucas
Erin Lucas

I find this disgusting and feel sorry for the victim. How f*cked up is it that another teen assaulting another teen girl is entertaining?

Johnny Damian III
Johnny Damian III

Punk ass youngstas cant square up anymore ol scary ass muthas lol Call out a kat to box or else your weak!

Daniel McCrary
Daniel McCrary

Don't give your kids stupid names. George Carlin said it best.

Victor Del Rio
Victor Del Rio

Has she been properly charged with assault already?

Erickson Ernest
Erickson Ernest

She tries to act tough like she accomplished something but any coward to sucker punch someone. What a joke.

texmex01
texmex01 topcommenter

Democrats......

Victor Del Rio
Victor Del Rio

Whom is the good steady-handed samaritan catching this on video?

Sarah O'Donnell
Sarah O'Donnell

I heard the story on 97.9 yesterday morning and am still infuriated by this. I was on Vine last night and this video popped up on the feed. I never wanted to see that :(

Halston Hugo Luna
Halston Hugo Luna

"go down to your basement..." where the hell is there a basement in Houston/the south??

Samantha Guzman
Samantha Guzman

I refuse to watch this video. I read the story and I refuse to publicize the offender and embarass the victim anymore than she has been already.

jeffbalke
jeffbalke topcommenter

@Carlos A. Martinez We didn't create the hashtag. That already existed.

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