A TV reporter has been hailed for keeping her cool despite two men hurling vulgar remarks at her just moments before she went live on air.

Brianna Hamblin, a correspondent for Spectrum News 1 in New York, has taken to social media to slam harassment she received while trying to do her job, saying it reached a "disgusting level".


In footage shared on Twitter, Hamblin can be seen checking her phone before going live on camera, with male voices audible in the background as one swears.

A man then says "you look nice by the way" to Hamblin as he walks by, to which she responds "thank you" before looking back down at her cellphone.

But the second man then adds "you're beautiful as hell, goddamn", to which Hamblin once again politely says "thank you".

Instead of walking away, however, the second man continues to interact with Hamblin, asking why she is standing in front of a camera.

She tells him to "go find a TV and watch Spectrum News" to find out.

But the conversation then escalates, and the man says: "See that's why I can't be left alone with a Black woman. Because I can't stand these f****** white girls."

Hamblin – looking visibly uncomfortable – quickly tries to shut down the man's comments, clapping back: "All right, we are done here. Have a great rest of your day."

Despite starting to walk away, the men continue to make crude comments, with one saying "you're sexy as f***" – to which Hamblin says "oh my god".

Hamblin shared the footage on Twitter, condemning harassment women working in the media regularly receive.

"Being hit on and harassed as a woman, especially as a woman reporter out in the field, happens so often you learn how to roll with it or ignore it," Hamblin wrote in a Twitter thread.

Being hit on and harassed as a woman, especially as a woman reporter out in the field, happens so often you learn how to roll with it or ignore it.

"This time it happened to be recorded only seconds before my hit.

"There are A LOT of things wrong with this."

Hamblin pointed out that the first man's comment – who said she "looked nice" – was acceptable, but it was the second man who took it too far.

She added: "The first man’s “you look nice” as he continued to walk away is fine.

"It’s the 2nd man who took this to another disgusting level it didn’t need to be.

"The audacity of the things men say to me never ceases to amaze me. What makes you think women want to be talked to that way? In no way is this endearing. It’s uncomfortable. It’s gross."

Hamblin also branded the second man "racist" for his remarks.

"Being a Black woman in this industry has its own headaches, but talking down on one group of women to “praise” another group is NEVER okay," she said.

"It just shows you have a disgusting fetish based on stereotypes, which is just as racist."

Many of Hamblin's 12,600 followers rushed to support her and praised her for dealing with the situation so calmly.

One wrote: "Bri handled it like the ultimate professional, w/perfect responses."

Another added: "In this world women aren’t allowed to exist without random men imposing their opinions on us and being harassed.

"Somehow we still have to hold it together because our safety is constantly at risk, it’s tiring."

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