Thousands of people have signed a petition to kick a social media ‘pickup artist’ out of Mexico after complaints that he has been harassing women on the street.
Bradley Tavis Fiddler — who goes by ‘Bradicus’ and ‘Brad Hunter’ on social media — styles himself as a pickup artist who posts how-to videos on YouTube and runs an online course called ‘Online Seduction,’ where he purports to teach men ‘how to have HOT GIRLS delivered to your door daily.’
According to Jezebel, the Australia native practices his ‘pickup’ skills all over the world and has recently been filming in Mexico City, where locals are not pleased with his tactics — and the deputy of the Legislative Assembly of Mexico City has even launched an online petition calling for him to be expelled from the entire country.
This guy: Bradley Tavis Fiddler — who goes by ‘Bradicus’ and ‘Brad Hunter’ on social media — styles himself as an expert pickup artist
He posts how-to videos on YouTube where he demonstrates how to pick up women on the street during the day, which he calls ‘daygame seduction’
Yikes: He runs an online course called ‘Online Seduction,’ where he purports to teach men ‘how to have HOT GIRLS delivered to your door daily’
Bradicus’ videos show him approaching women on the street during the day, which he calls ‘daygame seduction.’ They also show his ‘successes,’ with footage of him cuddling and making out with women, some of whom have their faces blurred.
He’s done this all over the world, but has spent the past several months uploading videos from Mexico City, with titles like ‘5 Reasons Why I LOVE Latina Women,’ ‘Picking Up Girls in Mexico City,’ and ‘THIRTY Girls in One Night.’
‘Sometimes I wake up when I have a Latina girl over… and the whole house is clean. The bed is made… They get pleasure out of serving their men,’ he said in one of them, adding: ‘Latina women love sex.’
The videos are both brand-building and also a sales pitch, as he sells a $697 course that purports to teach others how to be a ‘pickup wizard’ like him.
But while he seems to get away with his behavior in other places, women in Mexico City are complaining.
Legislative Assembly of Mexico City deputy Alessandra Rojo de la Vega told Jezebel that one of the women that he allegedly approached reached out to her about the incident.
Get him out! A petition on Change.org calls to have Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador kick him out of the country
Crusader: Legislative Assembly of Mexico City deputy Alessandra Rojo de la Vega started the petition after getting a complaint from a constituent
Creepy: Rojo de la Vega says that Bradicus is filming women and putting their images online without their consent
‘She wanted to know if she could report him to the police and how she could help stop him doing all this damage he was doing to these women,’ she said.
So Rojo de la Vega launched a petition on Change.org campaigning to have Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador kick him out of the country.
The petition, which has over 5,100 signatures, accuses Bradicus of recording women without their consent.
It says that the country cannot tolerate men committing ‘digital violence,’ nor allow foreigners to come to Mexico promoting business that is based in criminal conduct that puts ‘the lives and integrity of women at risk’.
Rojo de la Vega is alleging, in particular, that Mexican women are being filmed without consent, or if they have consented, their images are being used in videos without their consent — and that’s not OK.
‘We are not an object of entertainment or consumerism,’ she said, noting that a 2018 revenge porn law in the country criminalized sharing sexual content without consent.
Things already aren’t looking good for Bradicus. While Lopez Obrador has not responded, the petition made local news, and Bradicus was banned from the dating app Bumble.
The Australian ambassador to Mexico, Remo Moretta, called Bradicus’s behavior ‘unacceptable.’
Off: While Lopez Obrador has not responded, the petition made local news, and Bradicus was banned from the dating app Bumble
Banned: YouTube also deleted his channel on August 19 for violating terms of service
Yuck: Videos he posted in Mexico include ‘5 Reasons Why I LOVE Latina Women,’ ‘Picking Up Girls in Mexico City,’ and ‘THIRTY Girls in One Night’
‘If a crime has been committed, it should be reported to the relevant authorities,’ he said.
YouTube has also taken action against Bradicus, deleting his channel on August 19 for violating terms of service.
But Bradicus isn’t backing down. When his channel was deleted, he emailed subscribers to complain that ‘feminist hate’ and a ‘which hunt [sic]’ were the cause, claiming he ‘reached insane success.’
‘They can try to break us, but we remain strong,’ he wrote.
He has also offered followers the opportunity to watch the deleted videos from the ‘Bradicus Vault’ for $397.
He also told Jezebel that the claims made against him are ‘false and baseless.’
‘I have nothing but love and respect for the women of Mexico,’ he said, insisting that he is ‘a huge advocate for women’s rights and feminism.’
He added that ‘many of the women in the seduction courses are paid actresses or models who were paid to be on camera’ and none were filmed without consent.
He also said he is leaving Mexico and is discontinuing his seduction courses, though Jezebel said he is still promoting them.