CHICAGO — Some WGN-TV anchors and reporters know first-hand just how mean people can be. In fact, we’ve reported on it before.
Now, two female Chicago sports reporters are confronting the harassment they receive on a daily basis in a video that’s gone viral.
We want to warn you, some viewers may find some of the comments disturbing.
Created by the podcast group Just Not Sports, the video features men reading real online comments — not their own — that Sarah Spain and Julie DiCaro have received during their careers. The women knew what comments the men would be reading, but the men had NO idea. They visually struggled to get the words out, and often apologized after they blurted out the hate.
“So I have to read all of them, right?” one man asked before he read this comment to DiCaro: “I hope you get raped again.”
DiCaro has spoken publicly about being a rape victim.
“We wouldn’t say it to their faces. So let’s not type it,” reads text at the end of the video.
Since it was posted Tuesday morning to Facebook, the video has been viewed over 250,000 times and shared over 5,000 times.