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A BBC Reporter Was Harassed On The Street While Reporting On Street Harassment

Sometimes life is just a little too ironic.

Many of us know and have had to deal with the realities of getting harassed on the street. Whether it's catcalling, inappropriate touching or the yelling of obscenities, we've all faced a moment in time where we've been "street harassed." This truth became abundantly clear when BBC reporter Sarah Teale took to the streets of Nottingham to report on that very issue.

In the clip from her report, Teale explains: "An online study showed that a shocking 95% of people said they had been harassed, jeered at or had obscenities shouted at them in the street, and a large proportion said they'd also been groped or grabbed inappropriately in public."

And without fail, in maybe one of the greatest displays of irony, her commentary is immediately followed by someone's improper remarks, prompting Teale to respond with a resigned, "Yeah, like that!"

Some commenters on Facebook insist that the passerby's remarks were all a part of an internet trend while some others believe the act was staged, but mostly the reactions have been shock at the ill-timed and blatantly obvious display of the verbal harassment faced by many women on a day-to-day basis.

Either way, Teale, according to the BBC news page, feels "(it's) good people (are) now talking about the issue." As far as claims that the scenario was organized by the reporter and BBC go, she says: "It's fairly obvious from my reaction that it wasn't staged."

You can watch a clip of that entire moment below: