FHRITP – now this is an acronym I am shocked/sad to be writing about! F&$k Her Right In The P*^@sy had its unfortunate start in January of 2014, but is making headline news right now.
For those not aware of what FHRITP is, in short (mostly) boys and men are running up to reporters when they are live on air and yelling FHRITP directly into the microphone. Let me also note that these reporters are usually women.
This past weekend at a sporting event in Toronto, Shauna Hunt – a reporter for CityTV news – was interviewing a man when FHRITP happened to her. Instead of continuing on with her interview she decided to confront them about it.
With the world that we live in, the video went viral. In the last 24 hours it has been shared over and over on Facebook and news websites around the world. Let the fall out begin! One of the men in the video was recognized and has since been fired from his government job at Hydro One (the Province of Ontario’s Hydro/Electricity Organization). Not only that, because he is a public servant, his name and salary were discovered and of course shared over and over again.
After a chat in the PTPA office this morning we find that we have different thoughts on the outcome.
First let me say that we all agree that what they did was completely wrong and discriminating. Nobody goes to work to be treated that way, and I personally think that if that was me I may have punched the dude in the nose… I digress.
Here is where we are split:
1 group of us thinks
- He should absolutely be fired
- The example needed to start somewhere and this may get people thinking twice before they “prank” reporters
- Being drunk is not an excuse for that type of behaviour
- They purposefully sought out the attention in the first place
The other group thinks
- Losing his job is a little much
- What if he has a family to support
- Of course it was stupid, his embarrassment is lesson enough
- He was not on duty working, or wearing Hydro One clothing
We want to hear from you! What are your thoughts on people doing FHRITP live on air? Do you think that the punishment is fair or a little too harsh?
What do you think about this?
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