Twitter users beat up a "posh, privileged and white" Sky News reporter who followed migrants on the channel while they waved a microphone and asked, "Are you okay?"
The footage shows Correspondent Ali Fortescue, the granddaughter of 6th Earl Fortescue, approaching the small dinghy of ten seen en route to Dover.
She begins: "Perhaps in the distance you can see the fourth migrant boat that we saw today, and I have to say it's a disturbing picture that comes so close."
Ms. Fortescue then waves and holds out her microphone and yells, "Hello, are you okay?" Before giving a thumbs up and asking, "Where are you from?"
But Twitter users criticized the show with an article: "Posh privileged white woman interviews desperate migrants fleeing terror … lmao, what is it?"
Sky News correspondent Ali Fortescue shows a thumbs up at the dinghy approaching Dover as he asks during a broadcast, "Are you okay?"
According to the Sky News website, Ms. Fortescue, who previously worked for the BBC, covers a range of national and international news.
Sky News also says she was the first correspondent to witness a migrant boat crossing the canal
Meanwhile, another wrote, “Jesus Christ, this is not journalism, this is a Victorian rating sideline. Low even for Sky.
& # 39; A privileged white presenter yelling, "Are you okay?" for people fleeing war-torn countries in a rubber dinghy. I'm not a journalist, but I would venture a guess that they are not "okay". & # 39;
A third added: & # 39; No, I'm not fine … will you pick me up ??? Oh dear Sky News. & # 39;
Another wrote: & # 39; Sky News reporter to migrants crossing the canal on a dinghy: "Are you okay?"
& # 39; Migrants: "Yes, everything's fine here, thank you. Magaluf took the wrong turn and just shot the breeze with a couple of Pina Coladas."
Some of the people in the little boat respond to the correspondent's questions and say they are from Iran before continuing: “We are very close, as you can see now at the white cliffs of Dover.
“Our boater is calling the Coast Guard right now, so obviously we're going to stick with this boat and make sure it is safe when it comes ashore.
"But it was really an extraordinary morning on the English Channel. Of course we know this is a very familiar scene now – that doesn't make it any less unsettling to watch."
Mrs. Fortescue waved to the boat. She said the driver called the coast guard and the team will stay with the boat until it is safely ashore
The reporter held out a microphone to the small boat and asked, “Where are you from? Are you all right? “, Answered some people in the dinghy and said they were from Iran
Twitter users responded to the video shown above with a post: & # 39; Sky News reporter for migrants crossing the channel in a dinghy: "Are you okay?"
Ms Fortescue went on to say that her reporting team saw three boats today, the first "quite a distance away" and the second "Britain cheering" as they passed.
She added: “Apparently very excited about the prospect of building a life here in the UK. Obviously, these are migrants who are absolutely determined to make a very dangerous journey across the English Channel.
“We know that even on a quiet day like today, this is the busiest shipping route in the world. It's a dangerous journey, charities really urge the UK to make it easier for migrants so they don't have to take this really dangerous path.
“Whichever side you are on, there is a clear desire not to see these types of very, very dangerous crossings. But as I said, we'll stay with this boat and make sure that it goes ashore safely. & # 39;
According to the Sky News website, Ms. Fortescue, who previously worked for the BBC, covers a range of national and international news and was the first correspondent to witness a migrant boat crossing the Channel.
The above-mentioned Twitter users criticized the program with an article: "Posh privileged white woman interviews desperate migrants fleeing terror … lmao, what is it?"
It adds, "She has won multiple awards, including an O2 award, and has been recognized by the Royal Television Society for" amazing journalism "which exposes abuse in a Margate nursing home."