He says the man wanted him to sit on his shoulders as a sign of respect, but a TV reporter in India is under fire after filing his report while astride a flood victim.

Deadly floods have killed over 1000 people while the 'journalist' has been widely criticized for apparently using a disaster survivor to keep his feet dry!

He is now blaming his cameraman who he says shot the piece from a distance and angle made to humiliate him.

You can see the video and read more of this TV 'journalist' here.