Elaine Crowley has responded to a viewer who sent a disgusting message to her personal Facebook account.
On Monday, the TV3 star discussed the statistic that almost half of all females suffer online abuse on her daytime talk show.
After the show aired, Elaine received a vile message from a man (using the name John) – and she read it out on Tuesday’ show.
“I wasn’t going to mention this but I got a bit cross when I came off air yesterday,” she explained to viewers.
— Elaine Crowley (@ElaineCrowley) August 14, 2017
“I’m going to go through it and, listen, if you don’t like me, you don’t like the show, there’s absolutely no problem – you can turn the television off. I won’t be offended.
“But sometimes people can get a bit personal and it’s not very nice.”
Elaine read out the first part of the message, reading, “You have to be the most intolerable yoke I have ever had the misery to listen to on a tv. It’s sad how miserable you come across.”
She replied, “In my defence it was a Monday and I’m never very good on Mondays. And to be fair, Waterford had beaten Cork the day before so I wasn’t perhaps my effervescent best”.
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In response to his comments about her weight, Elaine said, “That is true. My BMI is above what it should be. I’m not sure what a ‘bint’ is but I shall look it up in the Urban Dictionary. I can be a bit cynical and, as I said, the misery might have had something to do with Cork being beaten in the aul hurling.”
After reading out the message in full, Elaine said, “I would imagine that you’re not a very happy man if you have to spurt such hate out at somebody that you’ve never met, that you don’t even know.”
“And God knows I can be annoying. I annoy myself on air sometimes but maybe I would strongly suggest to you to find something else to do with your time than attacking people you don’t know online because you can be damn sure if this is what you’re sending me you’re sending it to other people and other people might not be as resilient as I am at the moment and that might tip other people over the edge.”
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“It’s not nice to be doing something like that, so just think a little before you send your little messages out.”
The presenter also revealed that she tried to respond to the man’s message, but he had already deleted his Facebook account.
“So you sir are a bit of a coward. I hope you have a happier life than you have had so far,” she added.
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