One young lady with Tourette syndrome shared video footage of an altercation on a Sydney bus. Her uncontrollable swearing caused another passenger to threaten calling the police.
She shared her story on Sunday in hopes of raising awareness about Tourette symptoms, and showing the type of hostile reactions they can create.
TikTok user @meowmons was traveling to Newtown from the west when she became ill with coprolalia, which is an ‘tic’ that allows the sufferer to repeatedly repeat offensive or obscene words.
One video (pictured) shows a young Sydney girl suffering from Tourette Syndrome. It is a collection of clips that she shared on Sunday.
Tourette Syndrome, which causes the sufferer of the disorder to have repetitive or unwelcome actions and sounds, is commonly manifested by this verbal tic.
A passenger who felt offended at the swearing on the bus threatened to call police. She repeatedly said that the girl didn’t have the disorder.
After a series of bizarre tics, the woman threatened to call police.
Many passengers were heard on the bus responding to this threat. They said that the girl was suffering from Tourette Syndrome, and they are not to be worried.
Responding to the woman, she said that someone with Tourette Syndrome will not be able defend themselves like the victim.
According to her, it is not normal for someone suffering from Tourettes to have this reaction.
After they got off the bus another passenger told the victim that she had tried to contact police, but her phone wouldn’t connect.
The abuser, pictured middle (confronted by the victims’ friends and passengers), said that people with Tourette Syndrome cannot defend themselves like the victim.
As the argument continued, the victim and her companions got off the bus. The group was seen in a train station. There they informed the woman not to treat persons with disabilities as they had.
She replied that if you had Tourette’s then you wouldn’t be able argument and say that you have Tourette’s.
It was an error, because people with Tourette Syndrome can often communicate even though they have tics.
A total of three videos were uploaded by the victim, detailing the event and their response.