Explorer Nick” spends his time traveling around Asia, shooting secretive videos of himself
flirting with harassing young women in public, asking for their “LINE UP,” and telling them that their boyfriends “don’t need to know.” Then he sells the videos of these encounters online for sometimes hundreds of dollars. Sorry, what?!?
Nick often works alongside his sensei, fellow notorious “pick-up artist” David Bond. In excerpts published on YouTube, the two market full videos of their encounters with women to their followers for anywhere between $27 and $600 (not sure what you would get for $600 and don’t really want to find out). Beginning with the same sickly pick-up lines—something like “I saw you from over there and I thought you were my type”—the duo attempt to see how many women will surrender to their
charms harassment and give them their phone number or perhaps something more.
The encounters are filmed via concealed cameras and often the women do not know they are being recorded. Some of the videos are edited in such a way to insinuate that the pick-up attempt leads to sex… gross.
Recently, Nick and David arrived in Taiwan for two weeks to try their luck with the women there. Already, they have published videos with titles like “Getting Number Of Fun Taiwanese Girl With Ease,” “Picking Up Cute Taiwanese Model With Puppy,” and “Taiwan Girls Easy.”
Along with women, Nick isn’t likely to gain any fans among the pro-independence crowd in Taiwan with video titles and teaser images like these:
As you’d expect, Taiwanese women aren’t happy about becoming the latest targets for these two sleazebags.Taiwan News has translated comments posted online by a female netizen who says that she was one of the women in one of Nick’s recently-uploaded videos:
This man suddenly pulled me aside when it was raining, I was holding barbeque skewers and I was in a hurry to take them home before they spoiled. He said he came to Taiwan for fun and I said ‘Oh, that’s great.’ He then frantically repeated ‘You are my type, you are my fucking type.’ He was so rude, and so I shamelessly said in reply, ‘thank you a lot of guys say that.’ Then he asked if he could have my cell phone number, and I kept telling him that I did not want to give it to him, but maybe my English pronunciation was too poor. He still handed his phone to me and wanted me to give him my number. It made me think, ‘What is your problem? Is there something fucking wrong with your ears?’
The fucker not only secretly filmed me, but the angle he used made me look hideous, I’m pissed! Then he edited the video to only show the parts where it looks like we are happily chatting! Please, at least half the girls in those videos are like me, in the end they reject him. Even if it’s not half of the girls, I’m sure all the girls are like me, they don’t want to be seen giving away their numbers and then mocked for being ‘Easy Taiwanese Girls!’
So, what exactly can be done about these two creeps? Well, tired of being exploited and labeled as “easy,” some of their victims are now fighting back. Last month, a young Thai woman who appeared in one of Nick’s videos went to the police, saying that she was unaware that she was being filmed and asking the police to arrest the so-called “pick-up artist.”
According to Coconuts Bangkok, it is possible that Nick could be charged under Thailand’s computer crime laws for posting content online that is likely to expose another person to humiliation. The offense is publishable by up to three years in prison and a $6,000 fine, so the 28-year-old YouTuber might want to avoid Thailand for a while.
Perhaps there is some slight ray of hope that these guys will eventually get what is coming to them. However, in the meantime, women in Taiwan should be on the lookout for strange men with concealed video cameras who keep pestering you for your digits.