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The director of a viral video showing a woman being harassed more than 100 times in 10 hours while walking through New York admitted a lot of white men in the video were edited out.

The video, entitled 10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Woman, has already been seen by more than 14 million people on YouTube since it was uploaded on 28 October.

The clip claims to show every instance in which the woman in the video was either catcalled, whistled, or shouted at in the street while walking silently and "through all areas of Manhattan wearing jeans and a crewneck T-shirt".

One segment of the clip even shows one man walking directly alongside her in silence for five minutes after attempting to speak to her.

The video, created by anti-street harassment organisation Hollaback! and marketing agency Rob Bliss Creative, was generally praised for highlighting the levels of intimidation women have to endure when walking down the street.

However, some viewers questioned why a majority of the males were black or Hispanic in a video which claimed to show more than 100 incidents of harassment "involving people of all backgrounds".

The video's director, Rob Bliss, took to Reddit to answer any questions about the video as it began to go viral.

When one user asked why the video does not appear to represent the actions of men from all backgrounds like it claims, Bliss said the numbers were more even during filming, but the New York noise pollution meant many of them were edited out of the final cut.

He added: "We got a fair amount of white guys, but for whatever reason, a lot of what they said was in passing, or off camera. So their scenes were a lot shorter, but the numbers themselves are relatively even.

"Also, we didn't always capture the audio or video well -- there's a siren that kills the scene, or someone walks in front of the camera, so we had to work with what we had.

"Cities are noisy, and full of people that walk in front of the camera, you know? By chance, this is how it looked and it didn't end up being the perfect representation of everything that happened, but we really did have a broad spectrum of people that said/did something."

Bliss has previously been accused of misrepresenting racial diversity in one of his videos, reported Slate.

In 2011, another viral YouTube video of his which aimed to promote the Michigan town of Grand Rapids saw a large majority of white males and females lip syncing to Don McClean's American Pie, even though 47% of the town's residents are non-white.

Update: Director 'Would Have Loved' More White Men to Have Been In Catcalling Video