Channel Nine reporter Neary Ty has been racially vilified by a man on the street while filming a story in Geelong, Victoria.
She was approached on Wednesday while covering a house invasion that was allegedly sparked by a neighbourhood dispute.
The man questioned Ty about which country she was born in, to which she replied: "I was born in Australia."
The resident, who hasn't been identified, didn't respond well and told Ty to "go back to where she came from" before storming away from the cameras.
Since the incident, Ty shared the man's racist remarks with her followers.
"You see and hear a lot on the road while reporting, but I wasn't expecting this in Geelong today," she wrote on Twitter.
— Neary Ty (@NearyTy_9) June 7, 2017
Since the incident, colleagues, residents of Geelong and members of the public have responded with words of encouragement for the reporter, while also slamming the man for his 'un-Australian' and bigoted behaviour.
That's outrageous, Neary. Well done for keeping your cool, and for shaming him as he deserves.— Kate Jones (@Kate_Jones7) June 7, 2017
That's disgusting Neary. I am horrified that you had to experience that.— Chris Urquhart (@chrisurquhart) June 7, 2017
I am speechless. I'm so sorry you encountered this.— Georgina Dent (@georgiedent) June 7, 2017
Good work on standing up to him, and shaming him. He's no Australian. Well handled.— Shannon Deery (@s_deery) June 7, 2017
No matter how many times I've experienced racism, it's still always shocking to hear it, hope it didn't ruin your day— Charis Chang (@CharisChang2) June 7, 2017
You're Aussie as, regardless of where you were born. Keep doing what you're doing Neary.— Ian Bagnall (@Bagsman68) June 7, 2017
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