PHILADELPHIA — A Philadelphia TV reporter found herself out of a job after an embarrassing video of her drunkenly berating a seriously calm cop outside a comedy club went viral.
Colleen Campbell, 28, said she had little memory of the incident outside the Helium Club on Sunday and only became aware that she had been filmed after human resources at WPHL-TV telling her she had been terminated.
“I feel awful. That’s not me or how I speak or how I talk or how I was raised,” Campbell told Philadelphia Magazine. “I don’t know what to do. I feel ruined and embarrassed.”
The cringe-worthy rant spread across the internet when New York comedian Wil Sylvince posted a video on Facebook page showing what happened after Campbell was kicked out of the club for “loud whispering” throughout the show.
About last night: this very obnoxious lady, who wasn’t drunk (nor high I think) was disturbing the show with her “loud whispering”. After 3 warnings and other customers were complaining she was asked to leave.
When she got kicked out she assaulted (kicking, punching, and eye poking) 3 of the employees in bar area right outside the showroom and then outside she mock spit in the mangers face when a cop came. She verbally abused this poor cop who was trying to keep the peace at first.
The show was great though! Love me some Philly! Thank you
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Posted by Wil Sylvince on Monday, June 5, 2017
As the officer calmly asked her to leave, Campbell grew increasingly belligerent.
“Or what? Or what, mother f–ker? Lick my a–hole,” Campbell says on the video, which has been viewed more than 2.8 million times as of Wednesday. “How about that? F–king piece of s–t. That’s why nobody likes f–king police…idiots in this f–king town.”
Campbell, who said she also lost a side gig she had as a bartender, said she had only had a few drinks prior to the episode and thought that someone may have slipped something into her cocktail as she remembers little of what happened.
She said she felt particularly awful about how she treated the unidentified officer.
“I wanna apologize to the officer. I don’t remember the whole altercation at all. I remember feeling attacked. I would never talk like that. It was like watching a whole different me,” she said.