London bus driver films himself ridiculing a man wearing high heels
A London bus driver has filmed himself mocking a man wearing high heels.
In a clip shared on social media, the driver can be hear saying it is “too early” for this “bomboclat” – a Jamaican expression which conveys surprise or shock.
“What do you do, man?” he asks.
The man wearing heels comes into shot in the video and appears to be extremely uncomfortable as he realises he is being filmed.
He then attempts to walk away but the driver continues to film him.
The driver then laughs at the man and says: “It’s too early, mate.”
I’ve seen this video of a London bus driver harassing a man because he’s wearing high heels all over Instagram . I’ve reported it but insta ain’t taking it down. Help me report it properly please guys . I don’t know what else to do pic.twitter.com/WIOponZfH9
— ActionDan (@DanMcCarthy_88) July 10, 2018
Transport for London confirmed to PinkNews that they are investigating the incident.
Claire Mann, TfL’s Director of Bus Operations, said: “This behaviour is completely unacceptable and will not be tolerated.
“We expect the highest standards from London bus drivers, and we are working with the bus operator to investigate this incident and to ensure the appropriate action is taken immediately.”
The location of the incident is not yet known.
Social media users have criticised the bus driver’s actions, with many pointing out the incident took place while TfL is marking Pride.
“TfL should be able to do something… Especially since they are waving their Pride flag at the moment,” one person wrote on Twitter.
Another wrote: “This is not acceptable, that poor guy was just trying to be left alone.”
“Absolutely unacceptable and disgusting behaviour! Doing nothing is condoning this behaviour,” another user added.
Others have shown support for the man being filmed. “I’d like to know who the person in heels is to make them know they are loved and we are there for them,” one person wrote on Twitter. “It’s never too early.”
To mark Pride in London on 8 July, Transport for London transformed parts of the city’s transport network with a rainbow design.
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Mayor of London Sadiq Khan launched the campaign, saying: “Here in London, you’re free to love whoever you want to love and be whoever you want to be.
“That’s just one of the reasons why our city is seen as a beacon for the LGBT+ community and has such a vibrant, thriving scene – one that is bursting with colour, and contributes hugely to the life and soul of London.
“As commuters make their way across the capital, they’ll be greeted by rainbow colours taking pride of place at Underground stations, bus stops and Santander Cycles around Soho, sending a strong message of support to London’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
“This Pride, I look forward to celebrating the capital’s diversity and showing that London is open to all people, regardless of background, religion, race, gender, disability, age or sexuality.”