Taking Joe Goldberg from Netflix’s “You” as a prime example, the fetishization of criminals with good looks seem to be trending to a great extent. The Netflix series has definitely wired the brains of many viewers to justify his actions of killing women due to a quality that other criminals lack — beauty. It might be odd, but there’s a low possibility anyone is angered by the character’s actions. To coin this in a proper term, people who side with criminals or develop an attraction with a criminal due to his or her looks would probably have, hybristophilia.
To add fuel to fire comes Cameron Herrin, a real-life criminal who has successfully made many Tik Tok users fall for him just because he’s attractive. This 21-year-old has been sentenced to 24 years of prison due to the crime of killing 24-year-old Jessica and her baby, Lilia, while racing.
Following that, many TikTok users have urged the court to give him a second chance just because he’s attractive. A hashtag, #CameronHerrin was made as a supportive gesture towards Herrin and this has peaked in popularity ever since. As a result, TikTok users have made videos featuring Herrin’s story with a sad song!
Here’s where it gets juicy!
One of the Tik Tok videos featuring Herrin’s attractive face, uploaded by TikTok user, hala (@3khi) became viral after he was condemned by international award-winning hit-maker, Charlie Puth. It could be seen in the comments section that Charlie Puth, himself, posted a warning to the user of the TikTok account as he had been using the remix version of his duet with Selena Gomez in “We Don’t Talk Anymore” for the video.
His comment read, “Don’t use my music for this shit.” Netizens on Twitter have supported Charlie Puth’s action in voicing out against Cameron Herrin and seeking justice for Jessica and Lilia. For the record, Herrin was driving at a speed of 100 m/h!
This was not the first time attractive criminals were supported by the public purely because of their looks. There’s more here. We really hope that the viewpoints of people with hybristophilia would not be taken into count in the court of justice.
Source: The Vocket