This World Cup Reporter Had A Few Words For The Man Who Tried To Kiss Her During A Broadcast

"Never do this again."

Brazilian sports journalist Julia Guimarães was recently reporting from the World Cup in Yekaterinburg, Russia, when a man entered the shot and tried to kiss her. Guimarães was able to dodge the unwanted contact, and she paused her broadcast to call him out.


"Don't do this. Never do this again," she said, according to Mashable. "Don't do this. I don't allow you to do this, never, OK? This is not polite. This is not right. Never do this. Never do this to a woman, OK? Respect."

Guimarães tweeted that this has happened to her twice during her time in Russia, calling it "sad" and "shameful." According to a translation from Mashable, she reportedly told Globe Esporte, "It's awful. I feel helpless, vulnerable. This time I gave an answer, but it's sad, people do not understand. I wanted to understand why you think you have a right to do that."

Twitter users praised Guimarães for her response to the behavior. Unfortunately, many female sports reporters from around the world frequently deal with similar harassment. Earlier this year, Brazilian journalists started the hashtag #LetHerWork after a reporter was kissed without her consent during a broadcast.

According to CNN, last week Colombian reporter Julieth González Therán experienced a similar incident while reporting from Saransk, Russia. A man approached her during the broadcast, kissing her cheek and groping her breast. 

González Therán remained composed in the moment, but later shared video of the incident on Instagram. According to CNN's translation, she wrote, "We do not deserve this treatment. We are equally as professional and deserving. I share the joy of football but we must identify the limits between affection and harassment."


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