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Anti-Catcalling Video Goes Wrong When Man Catcalls Woman During Interview

What happens when catcaller decides to give his opinion during an anti-catcalling video? Something awkward like this.

The Buzz60 report was originally intended to cover catcalling and its negative effects on women in New York City. But reporter Patrick Jones ran into one interviewee who decided to catcall a woman during the segment instead.

"We're just acknowledging that you did a good thing today getting up out of bed," the man told Jones.

Last week, several "No Catcalling Any Time," signs were seen throughout New York City, as part of a new campaign showing residents how common and unwelcoming catcalling is.

In Canada, one report (that took a sample of 12,300 women between 1994 and 2000) found 80 per cent of women 18 and over said they had experienced harassment by male strangers in public, and these experiences had a large impact on their views of public safety, Stop Stress Harassment Notes. Other studies have shown over 99 per cent of women have felt some type of street harassment by strangers in public in their lifetime.

In the video above, not only does this enthusiastic catcaller believes he is doing women a favour, but he also suggests catcalling from a distance will make women less afraid of you. Right.

Watch the video above to find out what happens when Jones reveals the true intention of his segment.

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