A video of a Fox News reporter calmly stopping two women from kissing him during a live shot has gone viral.
The incident occurred during Tuesday’s airing of “Studio B with Shepherd Smith,” as Fox News broadcaster Mike Tobin attempted to discuss a timeline of the Boston Marathon bombings.
Standing in front of a makeshift memorial for the attack’s victims, Tobin was talking about the FBI’s theories on how the bombing took place, when two women attempted to kiss his checks.
Without looking at either woman, Tobin calmly pushed them out of the shot, saying, “Please don’t do that again” before seamlessly finishing his report. The footage of Tobin’s reaction has since become a viral video.
Tobin, a Fox News international correspondent who has covered conflicts in Afghanistan, Lebanon and Iraq, referred to the attempted kisses as “inappropriate.”
After the incident, Tobin received an outpouring of support from social media users, who praised the veteran reporter for his on-air composure.
“@MikeTobinFox has to be the smoothest reporter ever with these cat-like reflexes,” one Twitter user wrote.
“Ladies, don't try to kiss Mike Tobin when he's trying to do his job,” another person tweeted.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the 19-year-old suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, was formally charged Monday with use of a weapon of mass destruction and malicious destruction of property. He faces the death penalty.
Tamerlan Tsarnaev, Dzhokhar’s 26-year-old older brother and accomplice, was killed early Friday morning in a shootout with police.