TV3 reporter Kim Vinnell tracks down Laneway live cross bombers
The two men who interrupted a live television broadcast with the f-bomb have said female reporters should not attend the Laneway Festival if they do not want to get hassled.
TV3's Kim Vinnell went back to speak with the two men who interrupted her live cross from Auckland's Laneway musical festival during Story on Monday with vulgar taunts.
The pair said they were "friendly giants" who were just playing a "friendly joke", however they said a male presenter would have been better suited to covering the event.
"Next time, have a male presenter when going into a Laneway festival because s*** like that gets pretty hectic," one of them said.
He apologised for the incident and blamed alcohol as a factor.
Vinnell has spoken out about her uncomfortable Story live-cross that aired on Monday night.
"My live-cross and the F-bomb seems to have got a bit of traction online," she said in a video statement shared on Story's Facebook page.
The reporter said she wasn't "terrified", despite using that word in a post.