A video of two journalists on an Australian news panel fighting over their white outfits while they thought the cameras were off has gone viral after footage of the confrontation was leaked online.
"I need Julie to put a jacket on because we’re all in white," Sherlock says to someone off camera. "I asked you before we came on. Julie, you need to put a jacket on. Come on, I told you two hours ago."
"There can’t be three of us and I made this clear two and a half hours ago," says Sherlock, before urging Snook to leave and grab a jacket. "It is an issue. Go and grab a jacket. I wasn't saying it for no reason."
During all of this passive-aggressive tension, psychologist Sandy Rae is left to sit awkwardly on camera, attempting (and failing) to calm the situation.
However, she eventually succumbs to the awkwardness of the whole thing.
Since the video was first published on Thursday night, Amber Sherlock has locked her Twitter account down as people react on social media.
“Live TV can be a pretty stressful beast, at times,” Sherlock told Nine Honey. "It’s never much fun rocking up to work or to a party in the same outfit as one of your colleagues or friends. I probably overreacted with the pressure of presenting a live news bulletin."
Snook also attempted to calm tension surrounding the interaction.
"Amber and I are good friends and I really enjoy working with her," she said. "News is a fast-moving environment and sometimes these things happen.”
Brad Esposito is a news reporter for BuzzFeed and is based in Sydney, Australia.
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