Twitter is outraged over the Zac Stacy viral video — but not for the reasons you think.
Home surveillance video shows the ex-NFL player punching and throwing his ex-girlfriend, Kristin Evans, to the floor. He is also seen dragging her off a sofa and throwing her into a flat screen TV.
The video is shocking and disturbing to watch. But many on Twitter say people should stop sharing the video.
Ex-NFL player Cam Worrell tweeted “There is no need to post the video of Zac Stacy.”
There is no need to post the video of Zac Stacy.
— Cam Worrell (@CamWorrell) November 18, 2021
Others on Twitter agree that the video shouldn’t be shared because it’s too “traumatic” and “triggering”.
One user tweeted: “I hate that I see that Zac Stacy guy video circulating. It’s very traumatic for me and triggering.”
Another user wrote: “Don’t retweet that Zac Stacy video on the timeline, at least not without a trigger warning. Be mindful of domestic violence survivors that may follow you.”
And a third person tweeted: “I will NOT be sharing the #ZacStacy video but if you do please please put a trigger warning (TW).”
But other Twitter users say sharing the video is important to raise awareness for domestic violence victims who often suffer in silence.
Evans said she was ignored by her local police department in Florida after she tried to take out a restraining order on Stacy.
“The Oakland PD officers that came to my house didn’t seem to think this was a bad enough incident to make an immediate arrest or to file for an immediate warrant. It took four days of me calling people and an Orange County officer speaking on my behalf.”
“The Florida justice system has been failing me. I have filed police reports previously and the State Attorney hasn’t picked them up. Other women fall victim to this everyday. Please call attention to the Florida State Attorney.”
#zacstacy #domesticviolence The Florida justice system has been failing me. I have filed police reports previously and the State Attorney hasn’t picked them up. Other women fall victim to this everyday. Please call attention to the Florida State Attorney. pic.twitter.com/ugaXNdSfzR
— K Evans (@KEvans_) November 18, 2021
Hoping this is happening to Zac Stacy rn pic.twitter.com/JkLlAVp5dU
— Jeffrey Walizer Jr (@JWalizerJr) November 18, 2021
Please don’t share the Zac Stacy video without a warning. Also, please note that, w/out this video, the woman being attacked would likely be labeled as a gold digger trying to extort money from an NFL player, had she come forward. #BelieveWomen
— Julie DiCaro wrote a book (@JulieDiCaro) November 18, 2021
the zac stacy video is horrifying, but that’s stating the obvious. knowing how many of your mutuals on this app are survivors of DV – you don’t have to share the video.
and if you do, at least warn people because it’s going to be a trigger.
— Brandon Caldwell (@_brandoc) November 18, 2021
How are you gon be showing your manpower using the mother of your child? Are these men mad or what? I couldn’t even watch the video without trying to punch him through my phone.#ZacStacy
— Nze (@nzekiev) November 18, 2021
Mute the words “Zac Stacy” if you don’t want to see a domestic abuse video on twitter today.
— Tortured Existence (@devinnotkevin) November 18, 2021
I love how Fox News says that Zach Stacey allegedly beat his ex-girlfriend, when there was a whole video that shows her being brutalized by this man. #zacstacy #NFL #FoxNews #Trending pic.twitter.com/AD3n1E3qZP
— Brieana-Maryse John (@john_maryse747) November 18, 2021
— GREAT NEGRO Incognito?? (@Incognito2yew) November 18, 2021
Woke up to the Zac Stacy video. Made my stomach turn. Not retweeting. Crazy to play w someone for a couple years & you have no idea what kind of bullshit they do at home.
— chris long (@JOEL9ONE) November 18, 2021
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