A reporter trying to do her job has found herself in yet another case of sexist slurs hurled at a female journalist on live TV.
This time CTV Vancouver’s Sarah MacDonald was doing a live hit from Robson Square last night when a young man moved into frame, getting in close to her to take a selfie, and then made the obnoxious comment so notorious in similar cases where men have intruded on female reporter’s work.
MacDonald has since tweeted she’s filed a police report, and the VPD’s Sergeant Randy Fincham told reporters today they’re looking into the case.
“The media here does perform a service just like we are, sharing what’s happening with the public and I hope that people would recognise that, and appreciate that and leave them alone.”
The obscene phrase has gained notoriety over the last two years where the public sexist outburst has seen some female reporters taking a public stand against the so-called “video-bombing prank.”
Last summer, a CBC reporter filed a complaint with Squamish RCMP after a man kissed her while she was reporting live from the Squamish Valley Festival.
MacDonald was reporting on the Pokemon Go! gaming phenomenon when the incident happened last night.