Make a hair washing joke, receive death threats.
That’s what the girlfriend of Australian tennis star Bernard Tomic claims is happening to her after making a comment about her quarantine conditions at a hotel in Melbourne during the Australian Open.
“Love Island” star and influencer Vanessa Sierra claims she has been receiving “many death threats,” after posting a vlog on her YouTube channel about quarantine life alongside Tomic, who is slated to compete at the Australian Open.
In the video — Life in the Australian Open player bubble — Sierra said she hasn’t been able to do much while in quarantine. She claimed the “worst part of quarantine” was having to wash her own hair.
“It’s just not something that I do. I usually have hairdressers that do it twice a week for me,” said Sierra, as reported by7 News.
The hair-washing comment hit a nerve with a lot of people, who took to social media to criticize her. One of her critics included Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios.
On Monday, Sierra clapped back at her critics with a little sass on Instagram.
“You guys are the true definitions of class clowns on a witch hunt, and if I want to laugh about how bad my hair is in quarantine, I unapologetically will. Have a cry,” she wrote.
The next day, she returned to Instagram to address the situation further, noting she had received death threats.
“Never thought I’d wake up to 500 death threats and hate after poking fun at myself about my hair,” Sierra wrote.
“It’s easy to take something out of context when you take 2 sentences out of a 10-minute vlog, and throw it in a negative news story on mainstream media amidst tennis player complaints about their mandatory quarantine.”
In her vlog, Sierra also talked about how food and video games have consumed her and Tomic’s life while in quarantine.
Tomic remained stoic throughout Sierra’s vlog.
Ranked 228th in the world, Tomic is one of 72 players and staffers under a mandatory 14-day quarantine in Melbourne after six people test positive for COVID-19 upon arriving for the Australian Open.
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