‘I am sick to death of feeling threatened’: Lucy Spraggan reveals the horrifying homophobic behaviour that forced her to return early from her Malta getaway with her girlfriend
Lucy Spraggan has revealed the horrifying homophobic behaviour that forced her and her girlfriend [whose name she never reveals] to leave their holiday in Malta after just 2.5 days.
The X-factor star, 30, took to Instagram on Thursday to share the deplorable harassment with her followers, which included derogatory remarks and offensive hand gestures.
‘I am sick to f**king death of feeling threatened as a woman. Sick to f**king death of feeling threatened as a lesbian,’ she fumed to her fans.
Ordeal: Lucy Spraggan has revealed the horrifying homophobic behaviour that forced her and her girlfriend to leave their holiday in Malta after just 2.5 days
Lucy, who shot to fame on The X Factor back in 2012, explained in a lengthy caption: ‘Our holiday lasted 2.5 days. I was SO looking forward to Malta and one of the reasons was because I’d heard it was so LGBT friendly and progressive.
‘So many people recommended it and said they’d had such a good time. First day we arrived we realised we’d landed in the wrong part of town – every other bar was a ‘gentlemen’s club’ and it was clearly a party destination, and everywhere we went someone shouted ‘lesbians’ at us.
‘(I shouldn’t have to say this but we weren’t holding hands and both looked pretty femme, didn’t even have tattoos out so these blokes have some gaydar)
‘The woman on the desk in the first hotel said she completely understood why we didn’t want to stay there and let us leave early.’
‘Came home and went to the spa’: The X Factor star and her partner returned to the UK after derogatory remarks and offensive hand gestures were repeatedly made at them
She continued: ‘Same day we went to a restaurant in Valletta where the waiter said: ‘the way you girls are sitting is so sexy, you are making us all hard’ Yeah. Word for word.
‘It makes me so angry that all we could do was f**king laugh in disbelief and calmly ask for the bill, he said ‘don’t leave, stay here’ and to diffuse the situation I said ‘we have more to discover here’ to which he said: ‘How about I discover her with you’.
‘Next up we went to the new hotel where the balcony door didn’t lock. Called reception to tell them, the man says: ‘Maintenance will fix it tomorrow’
‘And we said… ‘We don’t want to stay in a room that doesn’t lock?!’ He said ‘don’t worry, this area is very safe’ I said ‘that it may be, but we are not sleeping in a room that doesn’t lock’
‘He said ‘I don’t get your point, madam’ and continued for 30 mins to argue about having a f**king lock on a balcony door.
‘Later that evening some local men were sat down where we ordered an ice cream – as soon as we sat down they started doing the international first and middle finger scissor bashing sign for lesbians whilst shouting in our direction. There were quite a few other things to add but caption’s done.
Strong: Lucy has previously opened up about the shocking abuse she has received from trolls about her love of tattoos
‘I am sick to f**king death of feeling threatened as a woman. Sick to f**king death of feeling threatened as a lesbian. I am sick to f**king death of being spoken down to by men across the globe.
‘Came home and went to the spa. Malta was beautiful, but experience was not,’ she signed off.
It comes after Lucy previously opened up about the shocking abuse she recieved from online trolls about her love of tattoos.
Tough cookie: The former X Factor star proudly showed off her inked arms as she detailed the negative social media comments she has battled over the years
She wrote: ‘Tattooed women suck. You know all last year when I kept getting comments like ‘you look like a man’ and ‘your tattoos make you look so much less feminine’ blah blah blah.
‘And I was like ‘whaaaaaaaat’ as I’d never had that kind of comment before?’ There’s an entire AMAZING Instagram dedicated to the s**t people say to athletic women and it rocks my world.’
Called You Look Like a Man, the page even has its own selection of merchandise, which Lucy is clearly a big fan of.
Signing off her post, the former X Factor competitor asked: ‘Has anyone ever said anything sh***y to you that you’d put on a t shirt?!’
Transformation: Lucy, who shot to fame on The X Factor back in 2012, went under the knife for a boob job at the start of this year