‘My sanity is out of whack’: Married At First Sight’s Melissa Rawson reveals she’s ‘afraid’ for her safety after being targeted by female trolls on Instagram
Melissa Rawson of Married At First Sight has lashed out at female trolls for making her feel unsafe by constantly criticizing her relationship with Bryce Ruthven online.
The TV bride, 32, posted on Instagram Stories on Saturday a message she had received from a fan who felt sorry for the couple amid the constant trolling.
The fan’s comment referred to a certain female troll, whose name was removed to hide their identity.
‘My sanity is not OK’: Melissa Rawson, 32 of Married At First Sight, (pictured) revealed on Saturday she is ‘afraid’ for her safety after being targeted by female trolls on Instagram
Melissa responded to the fan’s comment with a passionate essay criticizing people who “spit hate” and “send DMs that threaten to harm herself or Bryce.”
‘My mental health is not in order. There are some women who are constantly dragging myself/Bryce/us into their comments, posts or tags,” she continued.
“They think that’s entertaining and have no idea how much damage it does to myself and everyone I love or who knows Bryce or myself as an individual or as a couple.”
Not happy: Melissa posted to Instagram Stories and wrote a passionate essay slaughtering people who “spit hate” and “send DMs who threaten to harm herself or Bryce” (left)
Fears: ‘My mental health is not in order. There are some women who are constantly dragging myself/Bryce/us into their comments, posts or tags,” she wrote on Instagram Stories
The Melbourne-based workplace trainer went on to say that because of these women, she feels “afraid every day.”
“I’m afraid to open my social media,” she wrote. ‘I [ fear being] suddenly approached on the street for fear of verbal abuse because of a recent post or comment posted online.”
“I shouldn’t have these fears, not when there have been so many beautiful people sending sweet messages or comments and sincerely hugging me in the street out of sheer kindness. Enough is enough,’ she finished.
Wellness: It comes just days after Melissa revealed she’s been taking a social media break to take care of her mental health
It comes just days after Melissa briefed fans on why she’s been away from social media because of her online critics.
“I haven’t been on social media for a few days, I just had a break,” she said in the clip.
The images were provided with an image with the text: ‘Mental health Matters’.
She was quickly distracted from fleshing out further, as her friend Bryce, 31, played loudly and sang along to the soccer team’s theme song, the Melbourne Storm.
Sing-along: She was quickly distracted from further fleshing out as her friend Bryce Ruthven, 31, (pictured) loudly played along and sang along to the soccer team’s theme song, the Melbourne Storm