A young woman with Tourette Syndrome has shared video of a confrontation on a Sydney bus in which her uncontrollable swearing prompted another passenger to threaten to call the police.
The victim shared her experience on Sunday, hoping to increase awareness of Tourette symptoms and show the kind of hostile reaction they can cause.
The TikTok user @meowmons was on a bus headed to the inner west suburb of Newtown when she suffered from coprolalia - a 'tic' that causes the person to repeat obscene or offensive words.
A young Sydney girl with Tourette Syndrome shared a series of videos (pictured) on Sunday showing the abuse she suffered after a series of tics on the Newtown bus
This verbal tic is the symptom most commonly associated with Tourette Syndrome, a disorder that causes the sufferer to make unwanted and often repetitive movements and noises.
Another passenger on the bus who was offended by the swearing threatened to call the police and repeatedly claimed the girl did not suffer from the disorder.