Creator of FHRITP defends phrase after Hydro One employee fired
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The man who has taken credit for creating and profiting from the “F–k her right in the p—y” (FHRITP) trend has released a YouTube video defending his phrase in the wake of a reporter confronting men who had yelled it, defended it, or planned on yelling the phrase at her while she was working near BMO Field in Toronto.
John Cain uploaded his video response to City News reporter Shauna Hunt to his YouTube page on Wednesday afternoon. In the video, he says, FHRITP is a “funny thing to say on live TV” because “you’re not supposed to say F—k or p—y on live television.”
“That’s what we do, because we cool like that.”
He went on to suggest City News faked the entire thing in an “attempt to get rid of FHRITP stuff and make people feel stupid for doing it.”
“It could possibly work. But if you’re smart like I am, you’ll see right through their bulls—t and just say F–k her right in the p—y when you see live television, whether it’s a male or female.”
Hunt was interviewing two people outside of BMO Field prior to the Toronto FC home opener on the weekend when a man quickly poked his head into the interview and yelled FHRITP. She then confronted some men behind her who admitted to wanting to say it and defended the phrase, saying it was funny.
Another man, identified as Shawn Simoes, joined in the defense and said it was “hilarious” and told Hunt she should feel “lucky you don’t have a vibrator in your ear.” He’s since been fired from his job at Hydro One.
Cain may not have meant his phrase to target women, but Hunt explained in an interview with Global News Wednesday that it made her feel objectified.
“I have felt like a piece of meat before and that’s how I felt at this TFC home opener,” she said.
“These two guys were just an example of an attitude that exists on the streets of Toronto and across North America,” she said later.
But Cain defended the phrase in his YouTube video Wednesday, saying the phrase isn’t meant to be sexist.
“It’s not rape, it ain’t promoting rape, it’s just something funny because you don’t say that on television,” he said. “Leave it alone b—h, f—k you Toronto news stations.”
People have been partaking in the trend since Cain created the thoroughly debunked meme with a dubbed-over video of people supposedly yelling it at reporters.
Since then, people have rightly pointed out the phrase more often than not targets women and employment lawyers have said that people need to realize their actions in public can impact on their jobs.