Video shows reporter Brianna Hamblin being harassed on camera
A video proving New York press reporter Brianna Hamblin being verbally bugged as she prepared to go reside on air has actually gone viral.
The video footage, which Hamblin published on her Twitter page, has actually been seen more than 5 million times up until now.
It reveals the Spectrum News Rochester press reporter standing on the path while preparing yourself for the live video to begin, when a male asks not to be shot and another male informs her “you look really nice, though”.
She responds pleasantly, however then the next remarks made her noticeably uneasy: “You beautiful as hell. God damn.”
When quizzed regarding why she is being shot, she informs the male to “go find a TV and watch Spectrum News” to discover. The remarks then end up being more sexual and offending, and even racist, however still Hamblin tried to pleasantly shut the male down.
“Alright. We are done here. Have a great rest of your day.”
He then leaves, after stating“You are sexy as f–k,” Hamblin is left noticeably stunned and states “Oh my God”.
She later on required to Twitter to condemn the male’s actions.
“Being hit on and harassed as a woman, especially as a woman reporter out in the field, happens so often you learn how to roll with it or ignore it,” she composed.
“This time it happened to be recorded only seconds before my hit. There are a lot of things wrong with this.”
In a series of tweets, she described precisely what the concerns are, in her eyes.
“1. If you don’t want to be on camera, simply avoid it or ask nicely to not be on camera. Don’t walk towards it or make a scene. Who said this was about you?
“2. ‘Oh, men these days just can’t give compliments.’ No. The first man’s ’you look nice’ as he continued to walk away is fine. It’s the second man who took this to another disgusting level it didn’t need to be.
“3. The audacity of the things men say to me never ceases to amaze me. What makes you think women want to be talked to that way? In no way is this endearing. It’s uncomfortable. It’s gross.
“4. Being a Black woman in this industry has its own headaches, but talking down on one group of women to ‘praise’ another group is never okay. It just shows you have a disgusting fetish based on stereotypes, which is just as racist.
“Oh wait! One more thing: I was lucky I had @barstow_scott with me. At my last job, I had to deal with this type of stuff alone, like most women MMJs. It’s not safe. It’s scary. But the convo about the dangers of reporters working alone is for another day.”
Twitter users responded with shock at the video, and likewise applauded Hamblin for how she dealt with the circumstance.
One composed: “So sorry. This hurts to see. You were a consummate pro.”
Another stated: “So glad you had a photog out there to back you up. How uncomfortable! You handled it so well, though. Especially right before a hit.”