A junior staff member bullied a senior staff member… “Insidious bullying” of female announcers was taking place at a commercial station in Kumamoto.
A suffered mental anguish from two years of bullying by B, a junior announcer, and this summer she developed temporomandibular joint disorder,” said an acquaintance of A.
At a commercial TV station in Kumamoto, female announcers are having trouble with each other.
Ms. A is an announcer in charge of the evening program. She is popular in her hometown, but has been having trouble with junior announcers for the past two years. A former acquaintance of hers revealed, “A has a quiet personality.
A, who has a quiet personality, said she was being bullied by a junior female announcer named B.
At first, they got along well, going out for meals together, but then B’s insulting behavior became more and more noticeable.
In the presence of program staff and others, he would say things like, ‘Maybe you should go to a marriage counselor. In the presence of program staff and others, she was told, “That’s why you’re no good. At first, the exchanges were only personal, but they gradually escalated. He began to make fun of A during the program and during the live streaming on Instagram. During the insta-live, he went all the way to A’s desk and said, ‘Look how messy it is! There are some snacks that I’m about to eat, two mugs, and a pile of materials (laughs),'” he taunted her, laughing and giggling as he delivered his delivery. Last summer, A asked me for advice, saying that this kind of thing had been going on for about a year and that it was mentally hard for her.
Moreover, during work, B was making fun of A. “It was during a rehearsal for a TV show,” said an acquaintance.
During a rehearsal for a TV program, A misstated some information about the area in front of Kumamoto Station, and B made a big deal out of it. He said, ‘Mr. A must have been covering this area for a long time, and I can’t believe he got this …… wrong,’ and ‘No way, ……, I’m disappointed. A said she couldn’t take it anymore around last fall.
Ms. A, fed up with the escalating harassment, told junior employee B in October of last year that she was uncomfortable and wanted him to stop. However, this made the situation worse. The aforementioned acquaintance continued, “From there, the blatant disregard began.
A blatant disregard for him started from there. He would not respond properly when I spoke to him, and he would go out with other reporters without inviting A alone. What shocked A the most was that in July of this year, the program’s official Instagram posted a picture of A without tagging him alone. She was shocked at the act of erasing A’s existence even though A was also in the photo, and A told B at that time as well, ‘I think it’s bullying. A told B, ‘I think it’s bullying, and I want it to stop.’ After that, A’s tag was not added to B’s personal Instagram.”
When we interviewed the TV station to which the two men belonged, they said.
When we interviewed the TV station to which they belong, they responded, “We have investigated the facts and found no such facts as you have indicated.”
The TV station replied, “We have investigated the facts, and there are no facts as you have indicated.
A friend of ours told us, “A female announcer on the same TV show is a female announcer on the same TV show.
Female announcers on the same program are often compared, and A may have been an obstacle to B. A probably had a hard time talking to the company about the fact that she was being bullied by a junior announcer who was also a popular announcer.
Needless to say, cases of mental illness or even death caused by bullying are not uncommon. If such a situation is really happening, the bureau should take serious action.
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