Former Big Brother Naija housemate Angel Smith stated that during her time on the reality show in 2021, internet abuse reached alarming new heights when trolls made obituary posters with her name on them.
Angel revealed the horrible events she had through as a result of being upfront about her mental health difficulties during the 2021 “Shine Ya Eye” season of the program in a recent interview with media personality Hero Daniels.
Angel’s appearance on “Shine Ya Eye” in 2021 was distinguished by her frank conversations about her own struggles with mental health.
Although she was the object of constant internet abuse, this was an attempt to increase awareness and de-stigmatize the subject.
In Angel words;
“This season on Big Brother, I struggled to be vulnerable a lot because in ‘Shine Ya Eye’ 2021, I talked about my mental health and how much I struggled a lot, and they [trolls] started using it against me. I mean, there were all sorts of narratives that I’m a crazy person, I belong in a mental hospital…”
“It’s hurtful to hear those things. I saw a tweet in 2021, someone said, ‘Very soon she would soon h**t herself.’ Because I spoke about self-h**ting.
“There were a lot of hurtful things I came back out to [in 2021]: People made obituary posters for me.”