Over the weekend, the above video of a drunk asshole picking fights at SXSW started making its rounds, becoming one of the big viral video hits of 2013 so far. The main reason for its success, aside from the obvious joy we all take in watching someone get knocked the fuck out, has been that people love to argue about whether or not he deserved to be sucker punched by a guy that he wasn’t even starting shit with.
As you can see, this guy was being a dick to at least two people in a rather large crowd, and why he chose to start bitch-punching (or maybe dance-punching?) them is a mystery. Regardless, he’s clearly the aggressor in this situation, so he definitely deserved to be knocked out. Did he deserve to be sucker-punched, though? And is the guy who hit him a hero or a pussy?
I say it’s warranted, especially for punching the guy in the black shirt right in the nose, as he was crying for him to stop. No pride is won in hitting an easy target. I stopped feeling bad for black shirt, though, when he kicked camo shorts while he was unconscious. I guess it’s just a judgment call, as far as who is right and who is wrong, but I’m sure the guy in the camo shorts learned his lesson and definitely didn’t go out the next night and try to pick a fight all over again.