Watch This World Cup Reporter Absolutely Shut Down Guy Who Tried to Kiss Her On Camera
It’s the latest viral clip of a dumbass soccer fan trying to smooch a female sports reporter.
Great response from Brazilian TV journalist Julia Guimaraes of Sportv to unacceptable behaviour. Not easy to show such restraint in the face of harassment. https://t.co/eFVZz6gdMA
— Colin Millar (@Millar_Colin) June 24, 2018
A Brazilian TV reporter is being praised for verbally destroying a creepy dude who tried to kiss her when she was doing a live shot from the World Cup.
Júlia Guimarães was reporting from Yekaterinburg on Sunday when the guy ran over to her and tried to sloppily smooch her as she was speaking into the camera.
The TV Globo and SportTV journalist stopped her report cold, and gave him a piece of her mind, as the guy hastily backed away.
“Don’t do this! Never do this again,” she shouted at the man, who can be heard apologizing in the clip.
“Don’t do this, I don’t allow you to do this, never, OK? This is not polite, this is not right.”
“Never do this to a woman, OK? Respect.”
Guimarães later wrote on Twitter: “It’s hard to find the words … Luckily, I have never experienced this in Brazil. Over here it has happened twice. Sad! Shameful!”
“It’s horrible. I feel helpless and vulnerable,” she told Globo Esporte. “This time I responded but it’s sad people don’t understand why people feel they have the right to do that.
CNN had more details:
Guimarães said she was also harassed during the opening game of the World Cup between Russia and Egypt in Moscow.
Her reaction was applauded by colleagues and the general public.
Sports journalist Paolo Antunes wrote on Twitter: “The guy is a total jerk. An idiot with the mind of a 13 year old boy, but Júlia Guimarães was great in her reaction.”
Luciana Boiteux, who works at the University of Río de Janeiro, added: “All my solidarity with reporter Júlia Guimarães, harassed live on SportTV, while she was covering the World Cup. After dodging the kiss, Julia warned: ‘I don’t allow you to do that to me. Never do that to a woman. Respect!’ The fight against harassment is of all of us!”
The unsavory incident took place only a week after Colombian TV reporter Julieth González Therán was groped while reporting from the Russian city of Saransk
Therán was talking on camera when the man grabbed her breast and kissed her cheek.She maintained her composure and finished her report before sharing her story on social media.
“I had been at the scene for two hours to prepare for the broadcast and there had been no interruptions,” she told German broadcaster Deutsche Welle.
“When we went live, this fan took advantage of the situation. But afterward, when I checked to see if he was still there, he was gone.”After posting the video on her Instagram account, González Therán called for more respect for female journalists.
“We do not deserve this treatment. We are equally as professional and deserving. I share the joy of football but we must identify the limits between affection and harassment,” she wrote.
Let’s just say it once and for all, no matter how drunk you are, or how excited you are about your favorite soccer team, it’s the height of creepiness to forcibly kiss or otherwise molest a female sports reporter who’s just trying to do her job.
Let’s hope this is one weird-ass World Cup trend that doesn’t continue.