The Scam Game: Why Do We Blame the Victim?

After watching Inventing Anna and The Tinder Swindler on Netflix, the victims of Anna Delvey (Sorokin) and Simon Leviev faced harsh criticism online. We’ve seen nasty comments from self-confident people claiming these scenarios could never happen to them. But most people don’t actually know what they would do in this situation because it’s never happened to them. It’s easy to pass judgement from the comfort of your living room while watching Netflix and eating a snack.

We want to understand why people can be so judgmental, even when clearly Anna and Simon are in the wrong. I mean come on: they both went to prison… First, we’re going to explain who these people are and what they did. Then we will go in-depth about the two types of people who make harsh comments to victims: the I’m invincible people and the Anna and Simon stans.

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