Male culprit fired by Ontario employer
One of the young men captured on camera in the video below was identified as a Hydro One employee and has now been fired from his job. Reports on Twitter say the culprit was as an Assistant Network Management Engineer making $106,500 per year.
A TV reporter covering an FC soccer game in Toronto last weekend has caused a social media storm after she confronted a group of young men who were yelling the vulgar slur F*** Her Right In The P****.
In an interview on Breakfast Television Toronto, City News reporter Shauna Hunt says she simply got fed up after numerous men hurled the insult at her while she was setting up with her camera crew for a live hit in the stadium.
“When these men are yelling this at us, you really put reporters in an uncomfortable position, and it just needs to stop.”
Not so funny anymore
The young men caught on camera are now facing some serious consequences. In a statement on Twitter, the Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment says they’re appalled at the behavior and when the individuals are identified, they’ll be banned.
MLSE statement addressing company actions following Sunday’s incident: pic.twitter.com/1GUI1r4H7y
— MLSE PR (@MLSEPR) May 12, 2015
According to City News in Toronto, the Toronto police are also investigating.
— CityNews Toronto (@CityNews) May 12, 2015
On social media, some people are saying it’s simply a prank, while others say it’s verbal abuse and degrading to women.
Maybe stop doing street interviews? It’s terrible TV and about as enlightening as the comment section of YouTube #FHRITP
— Michael Boshart (@MidnightMadman8) May 12, 2015
The #fhritp has nothing to do with the reporter. It’s about being ‘funny’ on TV. Reporters over reacting
— Jon (@jhollink) May 12, 2015
The ‘prank’ of #FHRITP relied on victims being too shocked to respond. But now it’s so common, victims are just PO’d & ready to fight back
— Lynn Coady (@Lynn_Coady) May 12, 2015
On the Afternoon Drive, guest host Michael Smyth asked the question, “Could anybody get fired for their out-of-office behavior?”