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RPDR UK's Sister Sister hits back at online abuse

"One troll described how he'd like to see me die"

2021-02-22

Words: Jamie Tabberer; picture: BBC

RuPaul's Drag Race UK star Sister Sister has hit back at online abuse.

The queen originally addressed the matter in a tweet yesterday, saying: "I won’t lie, the last few days have been very tough. Some of the hate I have had to read about myself has been shocking and incredibly painful.

"I want to thank everyone who has sent love and support, it means the world to me right now. #bekind."


Now, in an op-ed for The Guardian, the 31-year-old described the vicious trolling she's been subjected to since season two of the show launched on 18 January 2021.

The TV star, whose real name is Philip "Pip" Doran, says she has even received death threats as her storylines have progressed through the show.

"'You should change your name to Munter Munter'"

According to Doran, one message received on Instagram read: "You should change your name to Munter Munter because that’s what you are."

She explained: "Since last week, I have been tagged in many shocking tweets. Without going into too much detail, one that came from from a blank profile described in graphic detail how they would like to see me die and what to do with my body.

"The toxic fandom have made themselves clear and my mental health has reached rock bottom; my anxiety is showing in physical symptoms. I always considered myself a self-sufficient, robust scouser but it seems even I have my limits. And right now, I’m not OK HUN."

Doran added: "What has to change in order for people to take their own online behaviour seriously? Do we need yet another tragic reminder that people can be ground down over time? I really hope not. There’s a simple message that’s as old as water: If you don’t have anything nice to tweet then don’t tweet anything at all. Leave the drama to the experts on TV."

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