The ex Westlife star is in hot water for calling a Twitter follower a ‘c**t’ and threatening violence.
Most of us know Brian McFadden for his cheeky bad boy attitude and singing talent, but this week fans may have a decidedly less rosy view of the ex Westlife singer, following an online confrontation with a female Twitter follower.
The conflict occurred after McFadden tweeted news of his latest TV project to his 336,000 followers.
‘This year @TheJumpC4 has gone to new heights!’ McFadden told fans.
When Twitter user, Bryony Whiting responded to McFadden’s news with a sarcastic quip, commenting, “Unlike your career hey?!” things took a negative turn.
The former Australia’s Got Talent judge then tweeted a series of hostile comments, much to the horror of fans, watching the Twitter stream play out in real-time.
‘Shut your face c***!’ the star replied, before going on to send another tweet threatening violence.
‘Or I’ll find IP address find out where you live and strangle you with your f**ing mouse.’
Although the 35 year-old pop star deleted his tweets shortly after the stoush, the disturbing nature of the ideas contained within them is cause for serious concern.
In a world where violence against women is an ongoing issue, as is escalating online bullying of female media figures, where words like ‘slut’ and ‘c**t’ seem to be interchangeable with ‘I don’t agree with your opinion’, McFadden’s nonchalant threats toward a female follower stand as a disturbing warning sign that we need to do something about the way we as a society communicate with women.
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