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Twitter response to Buddy Franklin verbal abuse

Last week AFL player Lance 'Buddy' Franklin received some negative attention in the media after it came to light that he verbally abused a woman in a bar on a night out. He reportedly screamed in her face.

As I was looking on twitter in the following days, I came across so much hatred for the woman he harassed, the victim. People called her a bitch and a ho, suggesting that her coming forward was purely a publicity seeking activity. I took screenshots of some of the nastiest abuse (including threats of violence and rape against her). I have included a compilation of them in the image below.

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  • Admin says:

    Thank you for submitting this – we see very similar, unfortuately. Again, a woman taking responsibility for the behaviour of a man.