Woman's Catcall Video Shot In New Zealand Gets Very Different Results

by Adam Pliskin

You've probably seen the video of the woman walking the streets of New York City and getting catcalled incessantly.

It started a major conversation about harassment and ideas surrounding public space in America.

Since it caused such a sensation, the New Zealand Herald attempted to replicate the experiment on the streets of Auckland. The results couldn't be more antithetical to the original.

A model named Nicola Simpson walked throughout Auckland while a hidden camera filmed the experience.

No one catcalled her. Only two people spoke to her all day. One of them was hitting on her, but he was polite about it. The other one was asking for directions.

Why are people so rude in New York? The world may never know.

Citations: A Woman Recreated That Viral Catcalling Video in New Zealand and Got Very Different Results (Time)