A couple photos of a man walking a woman on a leash on Staten Island has really rankled up the internet, and even got the pair tossed out of a mall in which they were shopping.

As the Staten Island Advance describes it, "a man is seen holding a woman on a leash in what appears to be either a prank, a tryout for a reality TV show or an all-too-public display of sadomasochism." So judgy, SI Advance!

The Daily News reports that the two are mall regulars.

“They’re here all the time,” a Zumiez clothing store employee told the tabloid. “They’re normal people.”

A Hot Topic employee added that while the woman is a frequent visitor to the store, this is the only time she's seen her on a leash.

The two were apparently asked to leave by mall security, and they did. It's too nice out to be cooped up inside a mall these days anyway.

A video posted by @victorkingnyc on

The Advance reports that "cyber comments range from jokes to expressions of genuine concern." We're sure your cyber comments will be measured and supportive of this couple's lifestyle choices.