Countdown co-presenter says she is abused for criticising antisemitism in Labour celebration
The Countdown co-presenter Rachel Riley has printed she is to be given extra security on the Channel four sport show after being abused online for her criticism of antisemitism within the Labour celebration.
Riley, who’s Jewish, mentioned she had been centered by Labour supporters on Twitter for her criticisms of the celebration and its leader, Jeremy Corbyn.
She has already spoken about being trolled online, but mentioned the subject had worsened and incorporated bodily threats.
She advised the Cases newspaper: “The more I be in contact, the more abuse I bag, and the more abuse I bag, the more I be in contact. It’s obtained to the purpose where I’m able to’t count on at my Twitter feed any longer … it’s true a fixed circulate.”
She added: “We are getting more security for Countdown.”
Riley, who has regarded on the programme since 2009, mentioned she believed she used to be a intention for talking out in opposition to antisemitism, and that she did no longer “take it evenly”.
“With the hashtag #GetTheToriesOut or the crimson rose or hashtag #JC4PM, they suppose to me: ‘You’re fully calling out the left’. Properly, I’ve been attacked by other folks on the left and the fully methodology to no longer have me discuss antisemitism on the left is rarely any longer to be antisemitic.”
Riley has beforehand mentioned that she has no political allegiance and is rarely in any admire times a Conservative, though she claims she has been labelled a Tory by supporters of Corbyn.
On the other hand, she advised the Cases she would no longer vote for Labour now, as she believed the celebration used to be “actively encouraging the abuse of other folks who’re standing as a lot as this”.
Earlier this week, Riley recalled receiving abusive messages for talking out about antisemitism on the Holocaust Memorial Day reception on the House of Commons.
Corbyn has strongly denied allegations of antisemitism within Labour.