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bbie Chatfield says she fears for her life after receiving vile death threats from anti-vaxxers

Abbie Chatfield has revealed she is fearing for her safety after receiving a string of anonymous online death threats from anti-vaxxer trolls. 

The 26-year-old Bachelor star, who is a vocal advocate for Covid-19 vaccinations, spoke about her terrifying ordeal during an interview with HIT Queensland’s Cliffo & Gabi on Thursday morning. 

When quizzed on how she deals with online criticism, Abbie explained that while trolling usually ‘doesn’t both her’ she’s been dealing with far more intense trolling since the pandemic took hold. 

'I double check my locks at night': The Bachelor's Abbie Chatfield, 26, (pictured) has revealed she is fearing for her safety after receiving a string of online death threats from anti-vaxxer trolls.

‘I double check my locks at night’: The Bachelor’s Abbie Chatfield, 26, (pictured) has revealed she is fearing for her safety after receiving a string of online death threats from anti-vaxxer trolls.

‘The anti-vaxxer trolls, they’re a new breed,’ she told the breakfast show.  

‘Voice note death threats are the worst ones; the text ones are fine, but the voice notes are scary,’ she continued.

‘And the cops can’t do anything, so you just have to put [the evidence] in a folder. I just screen-record it… just in case something happens to me, they’ll know who did it.’

Terrifying: Speaking to HIT Queensland's Cliffo & Gabi on Thursday morning, Abbie said she's even taken to screen-grabbing and filing the concerning messages in case 'something happens to her'

Terrifying: Speaking to HIT Queensland’s Cliffo & Gabi on Thursday morning, Abbie said she’s even taken to screen-grabbing and filing the concerning messages in case ‘something happens to her’ 

Astonished, the radio hosts asked Abbie whether the messages have left her feeling afraid.  

‘Yeah I’m pretty scared… I do double check my locks at night,’ Abbie admitted.

It comes after Abbie spoke candidly about why many influencers are too scared to call out anti-vaxxers and Covid deniers on social media.    

Worrying: 'Voice note death threats are the worst ones; the text ones are fine, but the voice notes are scary,' she continued

Worrying: ‘Voice note death threats are the worst ones; the text ones are fine, but the voice notes are scary,’ she continued

'Ignorant people make me fired up': It comes after Abbie spoke candidly about why many influencers are too scared to call out anti-vaxxers and Covid deniers on social media.=

‘Ignorant people make me fired up’: It comes after Abbie spoke candidly about why many influencers are too scared to call out anti-vaxxers and Covid deniers on social media.=

Abbie, who regularly uploads screenshots of online arguments she shares with anti-vaxxers told The Sydney Morning Herald earlier this month” ‘Ignorant people make me fired up, and I can’t help but share our exchanges,’ 

‘I understand why [other influencers] don’t do it because anti-vaxxers are aggressive, and people can’t be bothered paying the price or losing followers,’ she added.  

In fact, Abbie said she’s only benefited from promoting the Covid vaccine, explaining: ‘I’ve added 50,000 followers in the latest lockdown, and before that, it was plateauing.’ 

Scared of anti-vaxx crusaders: The reality star noted that some influencers refuse to promote the vaccine in fear of losing followers

Scared of anti-vaxx crusaders: The reality star noted that some influencers refuse to promote the vaccine in fear of losing followers

It comes days after Abbie sarcastically thanked the anti-vaxxers who share her content for inadvertently helping to promote her pro-vaccine message.  

‘The anti-vaxxers are making whole posts about my Vax for Vibes content and I’m so glad they’re in support,’ she said in an Instagram Stories video. 

‘They’re posting the whole video, they’re advertising for me, getting my impressions up, making sure the word is spread about the Vax for Vibes campaign’. 

'I am so stoked': It comes days after Abbie sarcastically thanked the anti-vaxxers who share her content for inadvertently helping to promote her pro-vaccine message

‘I am so stoked’: It comes days after Abbie sarcastically thanked the anti-vaxxers who share her content for inadvertently helping to promote her pro-vaccine message

Abbie, who has received the AstraZeneca jab, revealed that she’s even making money on social media thanks to the boost.  

‘I am so stoked they are getting hundreds of comments. And I am so glad that they want me to earn more money by getting me more impressions this week because they all tag me,’ she said. 

‘So they’re now looking at my Instagram account, which is getting my impressions up and makes me more money. So thank you so much for paying my rent this month anti-vaxxers.’ 

Vaccinations are vital to reducing the spread of preventable diseases, and any suggestion otherwise flies in the face of science and the advice of medical experts around the globe.   

The coronavirus vaccine is a safe and vital measure being taken to protect the community from the spread of the virus.

'Thank you so much for paying my rent': Abbie, who has received the AstraZeneca jab, revealed that she's even making money on social media thanks to the boost

‘Thank you so much for paying my rent’: Abbie, who has received the AstraZeneca jab, revealed that she’s even making money on social media thanks to the boost


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