Yorkshire Female paramedics face furious TikTok backlash over video showing them dancing in the back of ambulance
TWO female paramedics have been blasted on social media after posting a video of themselves twerking in the back of an ambulance.
The pair can be seen posing and shimmying in the back of the ambulance, to a remix of Justin Bieber’s song Baby.
But the joke backfired when hundreds of people slammed them on social media for being unprofessional.
Rhianna, 25, who lives in Doncaster, south Yorks, uploaded the footage to her TikTok along with several others in what appears to be ambulance buildings.
It is understood that she has worked for YAS for at least 18 months, and has posted several dances to the platform.
She also posted footage with another pal, in full paramedic uniform, dancing in front of an ambulance with blue lights blaring and also in a break room.
Rhianna captioned the video “Little boogie on break” before adding hashtags including #999 #crew #emergency. It has received 250,000 views.
But her post saw hundreds of people hit out at her and her co-worker, saying they were disappointed in the pair.
One angry user wrote “and people wonder why it takes 3h for 1 to turn up” while another said “now I know why my nan didn’t make it.”
Someone else asked “shouldn’t you be saving lives?” and a fourth added “should be saving lives but making TikTok is priority.”
A furious commenter said: “Wow god help us all if we call 999 when all they think about is TikTok.”
One of the viewers even reported the footage to the NHS, with Rhianna replied: “Why feel the need to comment and report hun, if you’re not keen just keep scrolling.”
Another questioned: “wow how do you find time with everyone dying from the world’s most deadly disease running rampant?”
The identity of the second paramedic has not been revealed, but some users appear to have taken a shine to blonde Rhianna.
‘CAN’T FAULT THEM’
Despite offending certain users, some could simply not hide their admiration for the performing paramedic – calling her “stunning.”
One said: “I love that blonde she smashes it” along with a smiling emojis with hearts.
Although the cheerful clip prompted people to share their disapproval and write negative feedback, Rhianna’s dance also made others happy.
One woman wanted to share her support and left the following comment: “They’re on a break, can’t fault them.
“8 minutes to get my dad and save his life 8 times over. Massive respect to ambulance services!”
Neither women have addressed the comments since the TikTok video was uploaded, and it is not the first that Rhianna has uploaded while she is at work.
In April 2020, she uploaded a video dancing to the “Oh Nanana” trend on TikTok with another colleague in front of an ambulance vehicle with its blue lights flashing.
Other videos show Rhianna mucking around on a chair and dancing with another colleague in the YAS HQ.
Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust serves a population of five million people and employs 4,500 staff as well as having 1,000 volunteers.
On an average year, YAS will respond to 700,000 emergency calls and conduct one million patient transport journeys.
The Sun has contacted Yorkshire Ambulance Service for a comment.