After clapping again at Covid vaccine misinformation for months, Abbie Chatfield is dealing with a scary new wave of abuse.
Abbie Chatfield has opened up concerning the “scary” method anti-vaxxers at the moment are trolling her as she continues to talk out about false claims circulating on social media concerning the coronavirus vaccine.
Abbie, who rose to fame after showing on The Bachelor in 2019 and is now a profitable influencer and podcaster, has used her on-line platform to advertise Covid vaccinations because the Sydney outbreak started.
But talking out has come at a value, with the 26-year-old telling HIT Queensland’s breakfast with Cliffo & Gabi that the trolling she receives has grow to be extra intense – and terrifying.
Abbie has had “two years” of trolling since her look on The Bachelor, so receiving imply messages up till just lately had been “nothing new”.
“This new wave of anti-vaxxer trolls, they’re a special breed,” she mentioned.
“I get death threats a lot … voice note death threats are the worst. The text ones are fine but the voice notes are scary.”
Abbie mentioned the audio death threats have left her “pretty scared” and she’s going to now “double check my locks at night”.
“The cops can’t do anything, so you just have to put it into a folder,” she mentioned. “I just screen record it just in case something happens to me they’ll know who did it.”
Last month, Abbie confronted a barrage of abuse in response to a TikTok she made exhibiting the outfits she deliberate to put on when journey was allowed for many who are absolutely vaccinated.
“I just want to go for a holiday with my friends to Byron. I’m thinking down at the Beach Hotel, me having a drink, f***ing random people because I can,” she mentioned within the video.
“What do you guys think about me travelling regionally in this outfit unlike the unvaccinated people?”
Abbie revealed she had copped a vicious response from anti-vaxxers which included death threats.
The influencer has additionally used her podcast to clap again at those that declare her anti-vaxxer stance noticed her act like a “mean girl” in direction of those that had a distinct view from her, saying it was “sexist and ridiculous”.
“During The Bachelor people would call me the mean girl because I was sexual because they had this one-dimensional idea of a woman,” she mentioned.
“And now they call me ‘mean girl’ because I’m outspoken and I think this idea of a mean girl is so interesting because I don’t think I’ve ever been mean to anyone.
“I think I’ve called people out when they’ve literally threatened my life or threaten me or when they say silly things, sorry I’m going to say you’re being silly.”