“Before the Olympics, there was a man who wrote on social networks that he will come to my home and we will merge as one self” Evgenia Medvedeva about hate comments and fan stalking
Evgenia Medvedeva told about her attitude towards hate comments on the Internet and fan stalking.
Evgenia Medvedeva: At first it was scary, then I realized that these people are so brave only online, using fake names.
In this 7 years, as they wrote me threats, wrote that they wanted to kill me, no one has even come up to me at a fan meeting saying: you, I’ll do to you, your mother – and stuff like that that he writes in comments. No one has ever come up and say this to my face.
Only over time I have realized that it works only on the Internet. This is written – and that’s it, it won’t go anywhere further. And I don’t care, I know that he will not have enough courage.
The man wrote me shit in the comments, went outside, went to the coffee shop. And in the coffee shop, Zhenya Medvedeva is sitting at the table, and this person will come up to me: “Zhenya, can we take a picture?” He takes a picture and then writes: Zhenya is so good, bla-bla-bla.
Figure skating in Russia is probably the most popular and discussed sport. And the competition is very high. Against the background of this competition, people have the opportunity for squabbling.
People watch action at competitions, they want the action to continue and they start it in the comments.
About fan stalking
Evgenia Medvedeva: Before the Olympics, there was a man who wrote a lot on social networks. Like: “Here, I came to Zhenya’s house. Here is Zhenya’s entrance, now I’ll go in.” He had a page on social network or two or three.
This is an old place of residence, so I can say: Riga passage, such house. And he wrote: now I will go up to the fifth floor and we will merge with Zhenya as one self.
And when I turned 18, he came to the rink and said: I need full custody of Zhenya Medvedeva. Here are all the documents that I am healthy. I need a full schedule, a new address …As a result, the person is mentally unhealthy. It was very scary and my mother was afraid.
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