I don’t know if I’m overreacting. But I was just watching snippets from a breakfast show that runs in Australia, and they’re doing a bit about pets. One of the two male presenters are handling a snake and they both know that the woman who also hosts the show is terrified of snakes, so they call her on and not really ask her permission before just putting this thing around her neck.
She’s frozen from the minute the snake touches her, but she handles it really well, all smiles and a laser stare at the camera- she was shitting bricks but wasn’t going to show it. But it was like the guys wanted a rise from her, so they get one end of this little python and wrap it around her neck. You can see the actual terror in her eyes as she’s kind of trying to say that she’s ‘less comfortable’ with this, but no one really listens.
The camera starts to pan out, when she uncontrollably screams because the snake has wrapped its tail around her breast.
Instead of anyone actually doing anything, the guys kind of make jokes about how it’s ‘caressing’ her, and leering about how it’s touching her breast, and the camera zooms right in on her one breast and she’s actually crying and trying to divert the awkwardness by stammering something about cutting to the news and that was it, cut to another segment.
Seriously. What the FUCK did I just watch?