Not cute, guys. A CityNews reporter named Shauna Hunt confronted three men who thought it would be funny to yell the sexist meme #FHRITP while she was broadcasting live from Toronto FC’s soccer match. In case you missed it, back in 2014 a meme was created by men who thought it would be funny to interrupt live newscasts by shouting “F—k her right in the p—y.”
Hunt, however, wasn’t having it. Instead of ignoring the fans, Hunt confronted them. “Were you guys waiting around to see if you could 'eff her in the P' me, live on TV? You would humiliate me on live television?” she questioned the fan. “When you talk into my microphone, and say that into my camera, to viewers at the station that I work at, it’s disrespectful and degrading,” she added, after being joined by a security officer who was ready to intervene if needed.
Here's the FHRITP confrontation from the TFC game last night. Please retweet http://t.co/Lrot7E9fUQ
— Shaunacitynews (@shaunacitynews) May 11, 2015
“I don’t care! It’s f—king funny,” the heckler replied.
After the incident, Hunt put the clip online, hoping that “people will think twice before harassing” reporters.
“It’s overwhelming,” she later said on Toronto’s Breakfast Television. “Every single day, people are yelling this at us. Men drive by, roll down their car windows, and just yell it at you on the street.”
As for those who harassed her at the match, they likely won’t be going to any more games.
“We are working to identify the individuals, and when we do they will be banned from all of our facilities,” Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment said in a statement. “Our organization is committed to an environment where everyone can feel safe and included and discrimination or intolerance of any kind will be met with a swift and serious response.”
Watch the disappointing video above.
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