Private schoolboys’ sick chant on tram
Warning: Offensive content
Students from one of Melbourne's most prestigious private schools have been filmed chanting "disgusting" lyrics to a misogynistic song on a tram.
A large group of St Kevin's College boys in full uniform were recorded on a tram at South Melbourne on Saturday morning.
The video, recorded by a female passenger, shows the students chanting the following lines:
I wish that all the ladies
Were holes in the road
And if I were a dump truck
I'd fill them with my load
The tram was full of people, including children and elderly women, according to witnesses.
In a statement, the headmaster of the Toorak-based Catholic school for boys apologised.
"Students upset by the behaviour have already come to me and we have been following through in both a disciplinary and pastoral manner," headmaster Stephen Russell said.
"We have always and will continue to challenge such poor behaviour and misogynistic attitudes through programs at school and with the co-operation of parents."
The passenger who filmed the chanting, a woman who wanted to be known as 'Melanie', told ABC Radio Melbourne: "I thought it was disgusting."
She said she did not want to confront the group because she was worried about how they would react.
ABC News Breakfast host Michael Rowland went a step further, labelling the footage "disgraceful behaviour".
"It's much more than a sexist chant," he wrote on Twitter.
The group of students were travelling to an inner-school athletics carnival.
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