Paramedics hit with cruel comments over TikTok showing them dancing in the back of ambulance

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Two British paramedics have been hit with a barrage of cruel comments over a TikTok video showing them dancing in the back of an ambulance.

Rhianna Higgins, 25, and her co-worker decided to have some fun while on duty with Yorkshire Ambulance Service in England by creating a TikTok dance routine to Justin Beiber's hit song 'Baby', The Sun reports.

However, after posting the video to the social media website earlier this month, they were hit with a slew of criticism from people who said that their dance was unprofessional.

The clip was captioned: "Little boogie on break" alongside the hashtags #999, #emergency, and #uniform.

Watch the TikTok below: 

Higgins' mom later told The Sun: "It is stupid the dramas this has caused. It has been blown out of all proportion."

Reacting to the video, one critical TikTok user wrote: "Not professional. Do this on your own time out of uniform. You are on the firm's time in uniform no ifs buts or maybes [sic]."

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A second wrote: "My uncle was pouring out bleeding after being sent home from a surgery, and told it would be 6hours for an ambulance!! 6hrs!! [sic]"

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A third added: "This is why ambulances take so long to respond."

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However, other TikTok users were quick to jump to the women's defense and point out that it was filmed on a break.

One wrote: "Genuinely shocked at the negative comments on here. Paramedics are human beings at the end of the day."

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A second wrote: "[They're] on a break, can't fault them. 8 minutes to get to my dad and saved his life 8 times over. massive respect to ambulance services! [sic]"

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A third added: "Remember last year when we were clapping for the NHS? The comment section seems to have forgotten. Even before the pandemic these ppl are heroes [sic]."

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Meanwhile, a fourth pointed out that the law entitles people to breaks.

They wrote: "I've only read a few comments and they're making me mad. These girls are on a BREAK which they are entitled to by LAW. It's nice to see them smiling."

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The mother of the other paramedic in the video has also spoken out in her daughter's defense, saying: "She was on her break. She does 14, 16 hour shifts, saving a lot of lives."

Featured image credit: Alamy / UrbanImages

Paramedics hit with cruel comments over TikTok showing them dancing in the back of ambulance

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By VT

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Two British paramedics have been hit with a barrage of cruel comments over a TikTok video showing them dancing in the back of an ambulance.

Rhianna Higgins, 25, and her co-worker decided to have some fun while on duty with Yorkshire Ambulance Service in England by creating a TikTok dance routine to Justin Beiber's hit song 'Baby', The Sun reports.

However, after posting the video to the social media website earlier this month, they were hit with a slew of criticism from people who said that their dance was unprofessional.

The clip was captioned: "Little boogie on break" alongside the hashtags #999, #emergency, and #uniform.

Watch the TikTok below: 

Higgins' mom later told The Sun: "It is stupid the dramas this has caused. It has been blown out of all proportion."

Reacting to the video, one critical TikTok user wrote: "Not professional. Do this on your own time out of uniform. You are on the firm's time in uniform no ifs buts or maybes [sic]."

wp-image-1263124573 size-full
Credit: TikTok

A second wrote: "My uncle was pouring out bleeding after being sent home from a surgery, and told it would be 6hours for an ambulance!! 6hrs!! [sic]"

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Credit: TikTok

A third added: "This is why ambulances take so long to respond."

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Credit: TikTok

However, other TikTok users were quick to jump to the women's defense and point out that it was filmed on a break.

One wrote: "Genuinely shocked at the negative comments on here. Paramedics are human beings at the end of the day."

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Credit: TikTok

A second wrote: "[They're] on a break, can't fault them. 8 minutes to get to my dad and saved his life 8 times over. massive respect to ambulance services! [sic]"

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Credit: TikTok

A third added: "Remember last year when we were clapping for the NHS? The comment section seems to have forgotten. Even before the pandemic these ppl are heroes [sic]."

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Credit: TikTok

Meanwhile, a fourth pointed out that the law entitles people to breaks.

They wrote: "I've only read a few comments and they're making me mad. These girls are on a BREAK which they are entitled to by LAW. It's nice to see them smiling."

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Credit: TikTok

The mother of the other paramedic in the video has also spoken out in her daughter's defense, saying: "She was on her break. She does 14, 16 hour shifts, saving a lot of lives."

Featured image credit: Alamy / UrbanImages