Remember when Erin Andrews used to draw Twitter followers that were laughably nuts – like our dear departed friend, @ESPNSteve?
Well, this is no laughing matter.
It appears the sickies have started to follow Andrews over to Fox.
On Monday, Andrews brought to her followers’ attention a tweet from one Hyun K. Chung. Prefacing it with the comment, “Why Twitter needs policing,” she redistributed a portion of a tweet that read something like this: “You make eye contact with me and I will chop you apart. You are just a bad thing to happen in this planet. Now reply.”
It was one of a series of twenty tweets that Chung had written directly to Andrews over the last week. The first was sent on a Tuesday morning – at a time that there were no Fox sports events on the air that I was aware of. “You annoy me one more time and I will let people know who you are and your genetic issue that you got from your parents.”
Chung called Andrews everything from a “bitch” to an “animal” to a “psycho” (um, look who’s tweeting) and also insisted that she was inhuman and even a “terrorist” by way of a hashtag. And there were several threats of bodily harm that I won’t repeat here, but you can read them at the end of this post.
And one of the first tweets she sent last month: “I am a patient so lying down is my job.”
My guess is she’s at some psychaitric residence in Chicago. Probably not institutionalized if they let her out to see a Prince show “on good behavior.”
Whoever she is, she’s engaging in cyberbullying – or worse.
I believe all threats should be taken seriously. That being said, Hyun Chung must be stopped.
At the very least, she should stop tweeting.