Social media handler for Big Brother Naija Shine Ya Eye housemate, Maria, has alleged death threats after Maria nominated housemates for eviction on Monday.
The handler made this known on Tuesday in a statement on Maria’s official Twitter and Instagram accounts.
Recall that Maria, as a Wildcard, was granted the power to nominate housemates for eviction and she chose Whitemoney, Yerins, Jaypaul and Beatrice.
However, the handler alleged that insults and death threats have been sent to Maria’s direct messages after the nomination.
The statement by the handler read,
“We have been through a lot with our Fly Girl since she was revealed as Biggie’s wildcard. “She has been called all sorts of names for delivering on the assignment that finally saved her and made her an official contestant on the show.
“Her exclusive nomination has also put her on the chopping block by lots of viewers, and this has got people cursing, trolling and sending death threats in her comment sections and DMs. “No one deserves to die or get seriously threatened for going on a reality TV show and making harmless choices.
“It’s hurtful to see these things and it’s more difficult to see her go through these emotions, but the Maria that we know will surely pull through. “I remember speaking to Maria before the show, knowing that she hasn’t watched previous seasons of the show, I had to ‘coach’ her.
“I told her a lot of strategic things to do to get viewers on her side, but (lol) Maria threw that to the winds because she’s currently not doing any and has instead decided to strictly be herself.
“Whatever you see on your screen as Maria is what you’d get in real life as Maria, no faking of anything whatsoever.
“She’s so emotional and never hides how she feels, and her expression of these emotions could be in the actions she takes or the things she says.
“The Diary Room nomination was a difficult one for her, but she had to make the best decision for herself, currently.
“Marians, this ride with Maria is not going to be an easy one, and we are glad she’s already raising a resilient force.
“Let’s allow Maria be the human that she is on this journey, by showing her vulnerability and strength. This is a trying time for her and she needs us to come out of this strong.
“We appreciate everyone who approached us with love and kindness.”
This article was originally published on Punch