& # 39; My mom sent me a message saying: stay off social media & # 39 ;: AFLW star Tayla Harris reveals the shocking moment when she learned about the nasty comments on THAT online message about kicking a goal stayed behind
She plunged into a social media storm in March when a photo of her kicking a goal in a match received a series of heterogynistic and violent remarks.
And on Wednesday, AFLW star Tayla Harris (22) revealed the moment when she discovered that a seemingly innocent photo of her had been hijacked by mean trolls.
She told Daily Mail Australia at the Marie Claire and Bumble Glass Ceiling Awards in Sydney on Wednesday, that she got the unwelcome surprise when she got ready to go to bed and that her mother warned her not to go online.
& # 39; Don't Watch Social Media & # 39 ;: AFLW Star Tayla Harris, 22, revealed the moment her mother told her that a seemingly innocent photo of her had been hijacked by mean trolls (pictured with her mom and dad) in March)
In the spotlight: Tayla made the headlines after an image of her kicking a target (photo) was uploaded to Seven & # 39; s AFL page on March 18
& # 39; I opened my phone as I always do before I go to bed to set an alarm for the next day and I saw all these messages & # 39 ;, Tayla said.
& # 39; One was saying Mommy don't look at social media. & # 39;
Tayla went from a relatively unknown athlete to the face of AFLW & # 39; night, after a photo of her kicking of a goal was uploaded to Seven & # 39; s AFL page on March 18.
Realization: & # 39; I opened my phone the way I always do before I go to bed to set an alarm for the next day and I saw all these notifications, "she said. & # 39; One was from Mom saying: don't look at social media & # 39; (see the media about the photo in March)
She refused to hide in the shadow after the network subsequently removed the post, after a wave of abusive and sexual comments.
& # 39; Here is a photo (sic) of me at work. Think about this for your deviating comments, animals, & # 39; wrote them in the immediate aftermath of a Twitter post.
The photo then led to a worldwide conversation about gender equality and women's hatred in sport, with many Australian sportswomen expressing their concern.
Amateur course: since her unexpected time under the national spotlight, the Carlton star has been putting her work to work as a boxer (see photo right fight Sarah Dwyer during the Australian Title Fight on November 17, 2018)
But despite what happened, Tayla said on Wednesday that she was positive about the attitude of society towards women in sports.
& # 39; The response emphasizes the fact that there is still a long way to go, & # 39; she said.
& # 39; But it was also phenomenal because it showed that there are many more people who support women's sport than the opposite, & # 39; she said.
Since her unexpected time under the national spotlight, the Carlton star has been working for her side career as a boxer.
Skin art: when asked to talk through the meaning of her full set of tattoes, did Tayla joke & have time for all 30 of them? & # 39;
And the Brisbane resident revealed that the passion she has for her amateur job led her to have a tattoo brought to her credit.
& # 39; This says & # 39; & # 39; the fortune is for the brave & # 39; & # 39; and I got this when I had my first boxing match, & # 39; she said, pointing to one of her many skin artworks.
But when she was asked to discuss the meaning of her full set of tattoos, Tayla joked: "Do you have time for all 30 of them?"
The AFLW star appeared at the glitzy event at Pier One in Walsh Bay in Sydney as part of a guest list with stars.
She was present alongside TV presenter Edwina Bartholomew and media personality Terry Biviano.
Get out: the athlete attended the Marie Claire and Bumble Glass Ceiling Awards in Sydney on Wednesday (photo)
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