In the unfortunate irony of all unfortunate ironies, a BBC reporter has been harassed on the street, while in the middle of filming a segment on sexual harassment.
The BBC’s Sarah Teale was standing on a street corner in Nottingham, reporting from outside a conference on the very subject, when the incident occurred. Teale began by saying:
“An online study showed a shocking 95% of people said they had been harassed, either jeered at or had obscenities shouted at them in the street. And a large proportion of them said they’d also been groped, or grabbed inappropriately in public.”
Then, as if honing in as if via some sort of advanced douchebag radar, a man shouted a few choice words (bleeped out) at the reporter. “Yeah, like that!” Teale said in exasperation.
After the fact, Teale said she was “genuinely shocked” by the man’s words, adding “it’s not banter, it’s not funny, and no-one should have to put up with it.” Watch the incident play out below:
BBC journalist Sarah Teale gets sexual obscenities shouted at her while filming a report about harassment of women…
Posted by BBC Radio Nottingham on Friday, September 25, 2015