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The Daily Show’s Jessica Williams on Her Catcalling Horror Stories

After Jessica Williams’s brilliant “Horny Slow Clap” piece on The Daily Show last week, we had to ask her about her own real-life experiences with catcalling when we ran into her last night at the Cut’s Fashion Week party with Longchamp and Stella Artois. “A lot of guys like to say I remind them of chocolate, and make a chocolate reference, like ‘mmm I really love chocolate’ as I’m walking by or in bars as a pickup line,” she said. “There’s a recurring chocolate motif. Being compared to food in a sexual way is my nightmare. It’s just so weird and gross.” Agreed!

Any other particularly crazy tales? “I had a guy who was just released from jail and was on parole. He was a white guy but he was trying to connect with me. My buddy and I were drinking outside at a bar in Williamsburg and his opening line was ‘I fucking hate hipsters, do you want to smoke some of this black and mild with me? You know, I’m a white guy but that doesn’t mean anything. My parole officer says I’m practically black,’” she told us. “Just red flag after red flag. And then when I was like ‘hey, I don’t really want to talk anymore,’ he was like ‘well, I sent you over this drink so … ’ His argument was that because he purchased the drink, now he had my time and could say whatever red-flag-y bullshit he wanted. You didn’t buy me; this doesn’t entitle you to my time!”

Jessica Williams on Catcalling Horror Stories