Why are people so unkind?
Maggie Raworth, a journalist with 9 News in Ballarat, Australia, was confronted by a stranger who stopped his car and walked out to harass her. And it was all caught on camera.
“I make ten times the amount of money you do. Get a real job,” the unnamed man tells Raworth. “Fucking journos. Lowest of the low.”
To her credit, Raworth kept the confrontation civil, asking the man what she had personally done to make him angry. But he wasn’t having it, and continued to abuse her with profanities and comments about her appearance.
The incident didn’t faze Raworth too much, who told News Corp she actually loves her job and that she has enough of a thick skin to deal with it.
“It happens all the time, every TV journalist can say that happens to them almost on a daily basis. I get yelled at from cars all the time, it’s just part of the job,” Raworth said.
“Don’t just hate somebody you don’t even know purely because they work for the media. Nobody deserves to be spoken to like that and you shouldn’t just have to accept people speaking to you in that manner.”