The Irish Sun reports on the type of abuse Sarah McTernan, Ireland’s Eurovision entrant, has been subjected to at the hands of Israel haters – all because she competed for her country instead of following their demands to boycott us.
“Horrendous stuff online with someone threatening to do something to me.
“I had hundreds and hundreds of people messaging me saying the most horrible stuff. I got a few sinister threats. They were telling me ‘you have to be careful’, ‘watch where you go’, ‘you never know where I’ll be’, ‘be careful who you’re with’. That kind of stuff.
“That was at the beginning but it got worse and more and more intense. It did freak me out.
“All they had to do was address the letters to ‘Eurovision representative, Scarriff, Co Clare’ and it landed at my nana’s house.
“I’d open them and read the first couple of lines which would be ‘you are a disgrace’, ‘you are a silly little girl who doesn’t know anything about anything’.
“And they’d tell me I was stupid. I didn’t read the rest.”
The online threats and abuse had such an impact on Sarah she was forced to go offline in the days leading up to singing for Ireland in the second semi-final at Eurovision.
She said: “In the end I couldn’t look at anything online. I had to stop using Twitter.
“I switched it on for two seconds then back off.
“There is still s*** being thrown at me online but I’m not going to look at it.
“If I go on Twitter I will find ridiculous comments even though I changed my profile pic. I post something on my Facebook and within ten minutes I have to delete ten comments.
“I’m still getting horrible messages but one of my best friends is on my Facebook and Twitter and she goes on and deletes them before I can see them and she has been doing that through the whole process.
“She also redirects some of the emails that come in for me so I don’t have to see it.”
Just more confirmation that those who hate Israel tend to be the lowest of the low.