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Teen's TIFF TV Interview Interrupted By Man's Vulgar Barb

09/14/2015 06:11 EDT | Updated 09/13/2016 05:12 EDT
A Shelburne, Ont., paramedic is speaking out after a man uttered a vulgar phrase into the microphone of a television reporter who was interviewing the paramedic's 15-year-old daughter.

Paul Carson was filming as his teen daughter was interviewed in Toronto by a Japanese television crew about the celebrities she was hoping to see at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). 

In Carson's video, a man interrupts the interview and says "F*** her in the A**." The man then runs away.

"This can't be tolerated," Carson said in an interview with CBC News.

"It's ignorant and disrespectful to, not only the camera crew, but to my kids and to women in general. It's just not an acceptable thing."

The incident appears to be the latest episode of what has come to be known as the "F*** her right in the P****" phenomenon.

Reporters, especially female television reporters, said their live newscasts had been interrupted on multiple occasions by men and women shouting the phrase into their microphones.

Carson had planned a fun, family outing at TIFF for his wife, 10-year-old and 15-year-old daughters, and one of his daughter's friends.

"They're at that age that celebrities are a big thing so I brought them to see some movie stars. [We] went to one area and saw Drew Barrymore and a couple other celebrities," said Carson.

'This was a unique moment'

Then, between 7 and 8 p.m., Carson and his family went to the Princess of Wales Theatre to see a film and catch a glimpse of Julianne Moore. A reporter and cameraman who said they were from Nippon-TV approached and asked if they could ask his daughter a couple of questions. Carson gave his permission.

"Being a dad I like taking pictures and try to capture the moment with my kids. This was a unique moment. I snapped a few pictures and then I decided to video the exchange between the reporter and my daughter," said Carson. 

"I happened to see a gentleman with a beard circle around and then say something underneath the camera. [He] then ran off, and hooting and hollering, like he just scored a touchdown."

Carson says he has filed a third party complaint with the police, but officers said it would be difficult charge the man unless the Japanese television station decided to press charges.



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