The Voice UK: Police called in to investigate hate campaign against Ruth Brown

Ruth Brown, who, along with Jaz Ellington is tipped to be the winner of The Voice UK, has revealed that not only has she been “hurt” by some of the comments made by online haters, she’s also been frightened by threats against her.

So much so that along with BBC executives, she decided to call in police to investigate threatening messages posted by internet trolls.

Speaking to The People newspaper, Ruth said, “There are so many warped people out there who want to cause upset.

“Not only have I endured jibes of a racial nature but sick comments about my weight.

“Things have been said about my dad too. At first I was so upset and I cried my heart out…

“But I want to speak out because I hope it will encourage other people to fight back against the bullies…

“Luckily my family and the BBC gave me a lot of support and love this week, so it doesn’t really faze me anymore.

“I try to out it out of my mind. I have managed to pick myself up and dust myself off.

“I do think it’s wrong that people can bully others while hiding behind their computer screens. I’m glad the police are now involved.”

And a BBC source told the paper, “The racist remarks online were picked up very quickly by our online team, who contacted police straight away.

“Ruth was understandably very upset about it and there were tears earlier in the week because messages of that nature are not easy to read.

“But we have a person who is responsible for artists’ care.

“She sat down with Ruth to reassure her and make sure that she was OK.”

This kind of story really makes me wonder how empty some people’s lives must be that they can find the time and/or the energy to be so vicious. #saddos

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5 Responses to “The Voice UK: Police called in to investigate hate campaign against Ruth Brown”

  1. Lisa says:

    Chin up Ruth! I love you & hope you wiln! And I am surely not alone! I hope they track down these nasty people & bring them to justice. It is a shame what people think they have a right to do anymore. This is a sad generation with no manners & no heart.

  2. Endri says:

    OMG people don’t you understand this is just a way to reach to those kind of people who get bullied and to get some votes, doing the same thing as the fat chick on little mix at The X Factor, and I guarantee you, that’s how they earned plenty of votes.

  3. Bracken says:

    The producers maybe supporting the Artists who are still in the show when they get abuse. But they seem to have completely forgotten the ones who are no longer in the show and are still getting abuse! Plus the biggest shame about that is that their abuse has actually been fuelled by the shows producers themselves by very clever editing of the show and by portraying them in a way that was simply not true and simply not what actually happened!
    It is these ones I really feel sorry for as they have simply just been tossed aside with no support network!

  4. Mandy says:

    These sob stories frustrate me so much the BBC and the coaches spent so much time telling us that their show was so much better than X Factor and it’s all about the voice. Ruth doesn’t need sob stories to win votes from the viewing public she has an amazing voice why can’t they let it speak for itself.

  5. Mandy says:

    Racist remarks like that aren’t acceptable and something should be done about it but do we all actually need to know about it???