Huh. It was a scam. And even a scummier scam than it first looked like.
It has since emerged that Aponte, who brought a full camera crew with her to the stunt, has been working with a viral marketing company called Rob Bliss Creative. The company were also behind the viral video in which Shoshana Roberts walks through New York for 10 hours with secret cameras attached to her, to highlight how often she is harassed and catcalled on the streets.
Remember the "viral video" of a woman walking through NYC for 10 hours and exposing catcalls? Same people.
The Internet was a mistake.