I’m late to the party, but apparently people still think Camera_Duels is something funny? I can see the clap back being humorous to an extent, but outside that, explain the joke to me. Because Cole has made it explicitly clear this was something that distressed him so much when he was younger he actively sought solace alone in nature to distance himself from this kind of invasion. That creating the idea of this was a way to turn the lens back on gawking voyeurs invading someone’s privacy and show them how terrible they look doing it; that they don’t get away with being awful. It’s so funny, right?
I’ll be honest, the first time I saw the account, of course I laughed. Cole’s drawling wit and sarcasm were unexpected and sharp. But after reading a few captions and then seeing how many interviews it was brought up in where Cole clearly, concisely explains he does it because he finds it offensive, I don’t know how people can laugh or brush it off like it’s a cheeky sport.
Sure, humor is implied. But Cole has always implied that humor in a way where it’s not about the duel being funny, that he thinks it’s cute or is excited to post about it: it’s the fact that people flagrantly violate his right to exist like another person would: in peace, without the fear of constantly being watched. That’s the laughable thing.