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Georgia Love slammed by Channel Seven colleague for chastising the newsroom over grammar

Georgia Love was pulled from her on-air duties at Channel Seven last month and relegated to the production desk just days after posting a ‘racist’ video on Instagram.

And the 33-year-old made headlines again on Friday, this time being called out by a colleague in leaked emails obtained by The Herald Sun for chastising the newsroom over grammar.

Georgia was shamed by a senior reporter for correcting the newsroom over the incorrect use of the word ‘surgeries’ in an email titled ‘grammar note’ this week. 

Called out: Georgia Love (pictured) has been slammed by a Channel Seven colleague for chastising the newsroom over grammar in leaked emails obtained by The Herald Sun on Friday… after a ‘racist’ video scandal saw her dumped from an on-air role last month

The former Bachelorette began her email: ‘Hi friends! Just a note on using the word ‘surgery’ – it doesn’t need to be pluralised. You have surgery, not “a surgery”, so you don’t have “surgeries”…. Ie. “all elective surgery is cancelled.”

‘Alternatively, can use ‘operations’ or ‘procedures’. Eeeeeeeeeeveryone (sic) does it, it’s just one of those bug bears that’s incorrect but has snuck into our language.’

The Herald Sun understands the email was sent by Georgia following a bulletin read by reporter Melina Sarris.   

In a leaked email also obtained by The Herald Sun, a senior reporter called out Georgia for her ‘unreasonable’ email, encouraging the team to ‘carry on’ with their ‘great work’.

Leaked email: Georgia, 33, was shamed by a senior reporter for correcting the newsroom over the incorrect use of the word 'surgeries' in an email titled 'grammar note'. Georgia began her email: 'Hi friends! Just a note on using the word 'surgery' – it doesn't need to be pluralised'

Leaked email: Georgia, 33, was shamed by a senior reporter for correcting the newsroom over the incorrect use of the word ‘surgeries’ in an email titled ‘grammar note’. Georgia began her email: ‘Hi friends! Just a note on using the word ‘surgery’ – it doesn’t need to be pluralised’ 

She continued: 'You have surgery, not "a surgery", so you don't have "surgeries" Ie. "all elective surgery is cancelled." 'Alternatively, can use 'operations' or 'procedures'. Eeeeeeeeeeveryone (sic) does it, it's just one of those bug bears that's incorrect but has snuck into our language'

She continued: ‘You have surgery, not “a surgery”, so you don’t have “surgeries” Ie. “all elective surgery is cancelled.” ‘Alternatively, can use ‘operations’ or ‘procedures’. Eeeeeeeeeeveryone (sic) does it, it’s just one of those bug bears that’s incorrect but has snuck into our language’ 

The email read: ‘Hi friends. Just a note to say this note is not helpful or reasonable. Please carry on your great work and forget about it. You’re all doing a great job under difficult circumstances. Keep it going – we love you. Xxx.’  

Daily Mail Australia has reached out to Channel Seven and Georgia’s representatives for comment. 

Last month, Georgia was pulled from her on-air duties at Seven and relegated to the production desk just days after posting a ‘racist’ video on Instagram. 

The journalist had sparked backlash for sharing footage of a cat behind the window of an Asian restaurant and writing: ‘Shop attendant or lunch?!’ 

Hitting back: In a leaked email also obtained by The Herald Sun, a senior reporter called out Georgia for her 'unreasonable' email, encouraging the team to 'carry on' with their 'great work'

Hitting back: In a leaked email also obtained by The Herald Sun, a senior reporter called out Georgia for her ‘unreasonable’ email, encouraging the team to ‘carry on’ with their ‘great work’

She deleted the video an hour later and apologised for causing ‘offence’, but at the time denied the post had any racist ‘insinuation’.

Georgia also posted a similar ‘joke’ about pets and Chinese restaurants in 2013.

Following a workplace investigation, Seven alerted staff via email that Georgia had been ‘counselled’ and reassigned to an off-camera role ‘effective immediately’.

A Seven spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia: ‘We have addressed this matter internally and disciplinary action has been taken.

Change: Last month, Georgia was pulled from her on-air duties at Seven and relegated to the production desk just days after posting a 'racist' video on Instagram

Change: Last month, Georgia was pulled from her on-air duties at Seven and relegated to the production desk just days after posting a ‘racist’ video on Instagram

Backlash: The journalist had sparked backlash for sharing footage of a cat behind the window of an Asian restaurant and writing: 'Shop attendant or lunch?!'

Backlash: The journalist had sparked backlash for sharing footage of a cat behind the window of an Asian restaurant and writing: ‘Shop attendant or lunch?!’

‘Seven does not condone this inappropriate conduct and all of our staff have the right to work in a safe, nurturing workplace free from prejudice.’ 

Georgia is understood to be ‘devastated’ and ‘deeply sorry for her actions’, and has personally apologised to her colleagues, The Herald Sun previously reported.

‘I want to apologise for an inappropriate post on my personal social media account this week and for an old post which has resurfaced,’ she said in a staff email.

Addressing the post: 'I meant absolutely no insinuation about the type of animal nor the type of restaurant, but I see that my post did not come across like that and was offensive,' she wrote online

Addressing the post: ‘I meant absolutely no insinuation about the type of animal nor the type of restaurant, but I see that my post did not come across like that and was offensive,’ she wrote online

‘I’m deeply sorry for the hurt that I’ve caused and, in particular, for offence to the Asian community. It certainly wasn’t my intention.

‘My posts were inappropriate and offensive. There is no excuse for perpetuating racist stereotypes in any forum.

‘I am committed to moving forward, learning and growing in my new role and I hope that in time I can earn your trust back.’

Star: Georgia's profile skyrocketed in 2016 when she was cast on Channel Ten's The Bachelorette. Pictured on the show with now-husband Lee Elliott

Star: Georgia’s profile skyrocketed in 2016 when she was cast on Channel Ten’s The Bachelorette. Pictured on the show with now-husband Lee Elliott 

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