Sky News apologizes for shameful reporter picking through belongings of the dead at crash site

Sky News at crash site
Photo credit: Daily Mail

Sky News has issued an apology after outrage erupted over an on-air reporter rummaging through passenger belongings on the scene of the Malaysian Airlines crash site.

Reporter Colin Brazier during a live broadcast picked up items out of an open suitcase before saying, “We really shouldn’t be doing this, I suppose,” according to the Daily Mail.

A Sky News spokeswoman released this statement:

“Today whilst presenting from the site of the MH17 air crash Colin Brazier reflected on the human tragedy of the event and showed audiences the content of one of the victims’ bags. Colin immediately recognised that this was inappropriate and said so on air. Both Colin and Sky News apologise profusely for any offence caused.”

Social media erupted with criticism, both from the audience and fellow journalists. These tweets were posted from the audience:

Then others in the media took a shot with these tweets:

No word on whether Brazier will keep his job.

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