People have taken to Twitter to defend Marty Guilfoyle, after the DJ came under fire for joining ‘Ireland’s first TikTok house’.
Earlier this week, the Spin 1038 host was announced as a member of ‘The G.O.A.T House’ – a content creator house based in South Dublin.
Marty joined nine other TikTok stars in the house – including Shauna Davitt, Andrea Camila, Lewis Kelly, Thomas Arnold, Jake Brown, Ryan Mar, Lauren Whelan, Leila Ecker, and Nia Gallagher.
However, the radio presenter’s decision to move into the house sparked some backlash on social media – as some people pointed out the age gap between Marty and some of the younger members.
WHY IS MARTY GUILFOYLE A FULL ON ADULT MAN LIVING WITH THOSE KIDS IN THE GOAT HOUSE
— ???? (@becka_hughes) September 4, 2020
ok but what the fuck is marty guilfoyle (30 years old) doing in that tiktok house with 18 year olds
— Casey (@CaseyOrmsby2) September 3, 2020
Goss.ie understands that Marty has since decided to leave The G.O.A.T House, after receiving a slew of negative comments online.
A host of Marty’s friends and former colleagues have now taken to Twitter to defend him, after his name started trending on the platform.
Doireann Garrihy, who used to host The Zoo Crew with Marty on Spin 1038, tweeted: “You can think the Irish Tik Tok house is cringe, scarlet for the people involved, badly timed, whatever you like…”
“But if you’re throwing around the words ‘paedo’ and ‘pervert’ when describing someone involved in the project…with NO basis for the shit you’re spouting, you would want to take a proper look at yourself. It is disgraceful. THINK before you type, it is so simple.”
would want to take a proper look at yourself. It is disgraceful. THINK before you type, it is so simple.
— Doireann Garrihy (@DoireannGarrihy) September 4, 2020
Radio presenter Luke O’Faolain also wrote on Twitter: “Seeing some absolutely horrible tweets about my friend.”
“There’s a difference between friendly slagging and what’s currently being said about Martin Guilfoyle. Cop yourselves on, be kind.”
Seeing some absolutely horrible tweets about my friend.
There’s a difference between friendly slagging and what’s currently being said about Martin Guilfoyle.
Cop yourselves on, be kind.
— Luke O’Faolain????????♂️ (@FaolainLuke) September 4, 2020
Killian O’Sullivan also jumped to Marty’s defence by tweeting an altered photo of him as an old man, and wrote: “Me reading comments online about how @MartyGuilfoyle is old cause he’s ‘like, 30 or whatever.'”
“Christ. I feel like deleting everything,” he added.
Me reading comments online about how @MartyGuilfoyle is old cause he’s ‘like, 30 or whatever’
I feel like deleting everything. pic.twitter.com/OYfKTrHc4O
— Killian O’Sullivan (@ActuallyKillian) September 4, 2020
See more tweets in his defence:
Dunno why Marty Guilfoyle is getting so much hate, it's a business opportunity. There's older people living in Logan Pauls gaff, Team 10's gaff, the clout house. Load of jealous people out there. Yeah state of the Irish Tik Tokers in general but its business. #martyguilfoyle
— Mark Aungier (@AungierM) September 4, 2020
I hate Twitter at the best of times but seeing a friend getting torn apart by people who think their tweets have no repercussions is honestly so heartbreaking. https://t.co/SpZUcQpvJ9
— Denise Curtin (@DeniseTCurtin) September 4, 2020
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