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A Guy Thought A Women’s March Crowd Was Applauding Him, But They Were Actually Cheering For Supergirl

This is so awkward yet so symbolic of the whole damn protest.

Meet Frank Lesser and Erin Whitis. He’s a comedy writer and she works in advertising. The couple were on their way to Saturday’s Women’s March in New York City when they saw something pretty damn hilarious.

Meet Frank Lesser and Erin Whitis. He's a comedy writer and she works in advertising. The couple were on their way to Saturday's Women's March in New York City when they saw something pretty damn hilarious.

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The pair were walking amid demonstrators on the Upper West Side when they came across this scene…

The pair were walking amid demonstrators on the Upper West Side when they came across this scene...

Photo courtesy of Frank Lesser

A guy on a balcony was wearing what looks like underwear and raising his arms in celebration as he thought the crowd was cheering him on.

A guy on a balcony was wearing what looks like underwear and raising his arms in celebration as he thought the crowd was cheering him on.

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Just look how happy he is.

Just look how happy he is.

“He was raising his arms and everybody’s cheering,” Lesser told BuzzFeed News. “It really looked to me and my friends like he thought they were cheering for him.”

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“But they’re actually cheering up above for the woman in the Supergirl costume,” Lesser explained.

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Therrrrrrrre she is.

Therrrrrrrre she is.

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Now he’s getting it.

Now he's getting it.

(Lesser said a friend of his overheard some people in the crowd acknowledging the man, but most people were just focused on Supergirl.)

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“I don’t want to say the guy himself was so oblivious, but there was no photo manipulation going on,” said Lesser, stressing that he wasn’t “judging” the man on the fire escape.

“I don’t want to say the guy himself was so oblivious, but there was no photo manipulation going on,” said Lesser, stressing that he wasn’t “judging” the man on the fire escape.

He also compared the man’s reaction to the moment when people get embarrassed when they think someone is waving at them, but then realize they’re actually waving at the person behind them.

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Whitis, who works in advertising, told BuzzFeed News she thought it was hilarious to see this all go down at the Women’s March, of all places, and described the incident as “kind of typical.”

Whitis, who works in advertising, told BuzzFeed News she thought it was hilarious to see this all go down at the Women’s March, of all places, and described the incident as “kind of typical.”

“I don’t think he was doing that intentionally,” Whitis said. “But it’s the perfect example of things that tend to happen quite frequently, and why the Women’s March is so important.”

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“I think that’s the underlying message,” Lesser added. “This is a great moment, that everybody’s coming together and supporting these very movements towards equality between the sexes and feminism and the Me Too movement. But there’s an impulse for a lot of guys to be like, ‘No, look at me, look at how I’m approving and supporting all of this.’ And I think that tweet sort of encapsulates that.”

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“It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s women’s equality,” he said.

“It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s women’s equality,

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