Instagram Golf Sensation Paige Spiranac Speaks On Cyber Bully..I Didn’t Want To Live Anymore

Professional golfer and social media sensation Paige Spiranac has given a serious honest account of her LET Tour debut, admitting the online hate drove her to the point she ‘didn’t want to live anymore.’ The American, who has over 1.3million Instagram followers, was invited to compete in the Dubai Ladies Masters two years ago where…”
Tolani Faranpojo
February 7, 2018 2:02 pm

Professional golfer and social media sensation Paige Spiranac has given a serious honest account of her LET Tour debut, admitting the online hate drove her to the point she ‘didn’t want to live anymore.’

The American, who has over 1.3million Instagram followers, was invited to compete in the Dubai Ladies Masters two years ago where she made her first start as a professional.

However, what was supposed to be a huge week of personal achievement quickly turned out to be a devastating moment

Spiranic was met with a wave of abuse after receiving the sponsors invite, with trolls even sending death threats because they believed she was sexualising golf and selling her body.

The 24-year-old, who became a Sports Illustrated swimwear model on Tuesday, spent the time leading up to the tournament in floods of tears, afraid to leave her hotel room.

‘I was sitting in the bathroom just balling and was like ‘I don’t want to go through this pain, this feel of helplessness. Being alone. Scared,’ she revealed in an interview on Tuesday.

‘I said I never wanted anyone to feel the way I felt in that moment. How scared I was. How helpless I felt in that I was bullied so bad to the point that I didn’t want to live anymore.’

Spiranac says she received death threats over her cleavage-baring outfits

The professional golfer has earned fame through modelling on her Instagram account

The professional golfer has earned fame through modelling on her Instagram account

‘People of all walks of life are cyber-bullied every single day and that’s not okay,’ Spiranic, who is is a cyber bulling ambassador for a non-profit organisation called Cyberspace, continued.

‘It’s time we start supporting the victims instead of telling them to delete social media or ignore the hate.

‘It’s time we made a difference, so I’ve dedicated a significant portion of my time to helping others.’

 

 

 

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