Irish Eurovision contestant got threats for performing in Israel

Ireland’s contestant in the Eurovision Song Contest said that she had received terrifying threats and abusive messages after performing in Israel.

Sarah McTernan, 25, told the Irish Sun that “I got hundreds of threats … It did freak me out.”

“I got a few ¬sinister threats. They were telling me ‘you have to be careful,’ ‘watch where you go,’ ‘you never know where I’ll be,’ ‘be careful who you’re with,’ That kind of stuff,” she said.

In addition to threatening mail, much of which got delivered to her grandmother’s house, the young singer also received “hundreds and hundreds” of threatening and abusive messages on social media. She reportedly went offline for the days leading up to her appearance in the second semifinal of the competition, held last month in Tel Aviv. She did not advance to the final.

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