Vanessa Sierra says she’s been receiving death threats after a rant about the Australian Open’s hotel quarantine sparked widespread backlash.
The girlfriend of Australian player Bernard Tomic, Sierra took to social media on Monday to complain about the conditions she and her boyfriend were experiencing.
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The former reality TV star complained that the food served at their quarantine hotel room in Melbourne was cold and grumbled about having to wash her own hair.
“This is the worst part of quarantine,” Sierra said on her YouTube channel.
“I don't wash my own hair. I've never washed my own hair. It's just not something that I do. I normally have hairdressers that do it twice a week for me.
“This is the situation that we're dealing with. I can't wait to get out of quarantine just so I can get my hair done.”
Sierra copped widespread backlash from tennis fans and commentators, with many including Nick Kyrgios calling for her to have some perspective.
But in a disturbing twist, Sierra has now revealed she’s received death threats.
“You guys are the true definitions of class clowns on a witch hunt and if I want to laugh about how bad my hair is in quarantine I unapologetically will. Have a cry,” she posted on Instagram on Monday night.
“I’m getting so many death threats over my hair joke.
“If people actually watched my vlog instead of going off a news story they would see I was lighthearted about the entire thing and did not make any complaints.
“Simply did a daily vlog as I always do about my life and circumstances I even said that I don’t mind the food situation in quarantine.
“Didn’t realise how many idiots are in this world.”
Bernard Tomic's girlfriend is not pleased with the treatment she got from that 7 News story last night. pic.twitter.com/ACvJ0YYhGB
— Rohan Smith (@Ro_Smith) January 18, 2021
Bernard Tomic’s girlfriend, Vanessa Sierra, says she’s now receiving death threats over a vlog she uploaded in hotel quarantine. pic.twitter.com/4WPf1l5T0x
— Eden Gillespie (@edengillespie) January 18, 2021
Bernbard Tomic girlfriend’s rant sparks backlash
In her video, Sierra provided an insight into life in quarantine with Tomic.
“Even if you want to do a home workout it’s pretty tight for space, so we’re doing minimal yoga to keep sane but other than that we’re not really training or anything,” she said.
“I played Pokemon for 11 hours straight yesterday and I think 12 hours straight the day before.
“Bernard’s been playing World of Warcraft for about the same time I’ve been playing Pokemon. Today we’re going to download Yu-Gi-Oh!
“I haven’t been watching many movies but yeah, it’s sort of all we’ve got as an option.”
Kyrgios was among the many to blast Sierra, while also taking a dig at Novak Djokovic for his reported list of demands for players in quarantine.
“Djokovic is a tool,” Kyrgios wrote on Twitter.
“I don't mind Bernie but his Mrs obviously has no perspective, ridiculous scenes.”
There are 72 players in hard quarantine and unable to train outside their hotel rooms for 14 days after positive COVID-19 tests on tournament charter flights.
Djokovic reportedly sent Australian Open boss Craig Tiley a letter with six demands he wanted actioned for the players in lockdown in Melbourne.
A Spanish tennis website reported that Djokovic's “demands” included reduced isolation periods, better food and having players moved to “private houses with tennis courts.”
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