In an Instagram statement acknowledging his role in the video, Blake’s boyfriend, Zac, said he didn’t expect for the video to go viral and that it had been casual, not planned. However, the most important thing that stood out to him was sensationalist tone and criticism in the media coverage about the video when, in his words, “the country is in fucking shit.”

“It’s really random to read all of these comments from older women saying that we deserve to be jailed or fined,” Zac said, noting his bewilderment at the uproar. “It’s as if those women who criticize us wear blindfolds. They don’t criticize the other serious things happening. Rather, they get scandalized over a sexual video or a blow job, as if these women with 10 or 20 kids are saying, ‘no, sex is bad, oh my God, no.’”