The men attempted to imitate a viral video that first circulated in 2014 in which a man “videobombs” a reporter by saying the same vulgar phrase. The original video was revealed to be a hoax once the creator spoke out.
Tweeting after the broadcast, Irving said: “Reporting live on the refuse collectors strike in Brighton today when around 7 men jumped in front of the camera shouting aggressive and threatening terms. It’s not funny. It’s misogynistic. Just calling it out.”
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The Twitter user who uploaded the BBC clip wrote: “Women presenter has these fine upstanding young Brighton chaps screaming about sexual violence and pussy. And they thinks it’s all a laugh to do it on live TV.
“Women at work, women out shopping, women just living our lives and it’s endless. Never ending stream of hate. On TV. Off TV. And they think it’s funny. And you think it’s something you can ignore.”