‘My Family Was Harassed….Was Receiving Death Threats’: Paige Spiranac on How Online Trolls Target Her Beyond Limits

Published 08/04/2022, 10:30 AM EDT
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – DECEMBER 05: Paige Spiranac of the United States is overcome by emotion whilst talking about being a victim of Cyber Bullying during her press conference as a preview for the 2016 Omega Dubai Ladies Masters on the Majlis Course at the Emirates Golf Club on December 5, 2016 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

Paige Spiranac is one of the most well-known golfing entities. Even though she isn’t a professional golfer, she is a social media golf influencer with 3.5 million followers on her Instagram. Moreover, Paige is the most followed Instagram golf personality surpassing Tiger Woods! Spiranac also has a famous golf podcast, ‘Playing A Round With Paige,’ where she talks about golf and her personal life.

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Meanwhile, being such a well-known face comes with a cost, and Paige once talked about the threats and criticism she receives on a daily basis. Moreover, she also made a staggering revelation that the trolls were targeting her family. Hence, this was an extremely strenuous phase for her and her family.

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Paige Spiranac talks about criticism and trolls targeting her family

Paige Spiranac has competed in a couple of LET events in Dubai. And during one of those events in 2016, she answered questions in the press conference after missing the cut at the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters. “They attack not only me but my parents, my family, my friends, and they say I’m a disgrace to golf, and no one sees that,” said Paige.

Spiranac revealed that she still receives such comments and that these things still haunt her. Spiranac said that she and her family faced literal online harassment. “I was harassed, and my family was harassed. I was receiving death threats; people were invading my privacy. I was being blackmailed. This was going on whilst I was trying to play,” revealed Spiranac.

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Spiranac he has been an open book since day one and has shared everything with her fans. Yet, a few people troll and criticize her for the way she dresses. “I have just always kind of dressed more on the provocative side, and it’s just part of who I am, and I’m very comfortable with that,” concluded the social media golf influencer. 

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 27: Starter Paige Spiranac looks on formthe 1st tee during day three of Omega Dubai Desert Classic at Emirates Golf Club on January 27, 2018, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

Meanwhile, Paige gave up competitive golf due to all these controversies, trolling, and criticism. Paige focused on the media side of golf and built an enormous following, becoming the most followed golfing entity on Instagram.

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Furthermore, the prestigious Maxim magazine named her the sexiest woman for 2022. She was on the cover , which in itself is a fabulous achievement.

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Amey Kulkarni

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Amey Kulkarni is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in mass media from HR College, Mumbai. Before joining EssentiallySports he used to write articles on Golf and Cricket on his personal blog cricgolf.

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