Nobody likes getting sexually harassed, period. Regardless if it’s by strangers or people you know, sexual harassment is a big NO-NO!
A female reporter, identified as Ms. Guo was covering an international rugby tournament in Hong Kong when she was sexually assaulted by two foreign male audience members on live TV.
Guo initially wanted to press charges against the men but the executive director of her news company publicly stated that the incident was not a big deal and found no reason to file charges.
Two men plant unwanted kisses on face of #HK #CableNews reporter during live broadcast at #Rugby7s. She says it's unacceptable & sexual harassment, her (male) boss says there's nothing to be done but to "laugh it off" #NotFunnyhttps://t.co/GeOVIAwmhA
— Yuen Chan (@xinwenxiaojie) April 9, 2018
When the assault took place, Guo was covering the live finals games at the Hong Kong Sevens, a premier tournament on the World Rugby Sevens Series competition.
A footage of the incident gone viral on social media showing Guo delivering her report when she was suddenly kissed by two spectators from the stadium’s bleachers.
Guo kept her composure and continued doing her report despite the unwanted kiss.
She later revealed that she felt helpless in the situation and she did not find it amusing at all, in an interview with HK01. She described the unwanted kiss as an “unacceptable behavior.”
The cable television news executive director, Zhao Yingchun, stated that they are not planning to pursue an investigation, saying that the incident should just be taken lightly. He was quoted as saying,
“Everyone understands that at the time, the Southern Anhui stand was basically a carnival. Even if it happened, everyone laughed.”
The clip, which was broadcast live on Cable News at 7.00 pm on Sunday, has sparked some discussion on local social media, with many expressing their disgust on the incident and the cable station’s response.
Guo also uploaded the video to her Facebook account later that night, describing that she remained calm and collected as she was already physically and mentally tired at the time.
Watch the video below and let us know what you think!