Today Sam Frost raised the white flag.
The 26-year-old surrendered and told the trolls, who have mocked and taunted her mercilessly since she first rose to fame after appearing on the second season of The Bachelor Australia, that they had won.
When I read the tweet that the radio host sent out to her 37,000 followers on Twitter, my heart sank.
“To the fake accounts heavily trolling me online and into my personal life. If you wanted to break me. Congratulations you have won,” her message read.
I feel for Sam, I really do.
What she’s been through since being heartbroken by auctioneer Blake Garvey is enough for anyone to decide to lock themselves in their room, hide under a doona and never come back out.
But she pushed through her highly publicised breakup to become Australia’s first Bachelorette.
Something that surely wasn’t easy to do. She put herself back out there at the risk of facing public ridicule for a second time, but she did it.
When she put on a few kilos in the Bachelor mansion, everyone noticed and boy, did they comment. When she started to get fit and put more time and energy into diet and exercise, she was branded too thin. She was called ‘disgusting’, ‘gross’ and labelled as a bad role model for young girls.
It was even suggested she had an eating disorder.
When it comes to her current radio gig with Rove McManus, many aren’t kind either. They say she’s not cut out for radio and is boring to listen to. That the pair are no match for competitor Kyle Sandilands and Jackie O, that she should just pack up her mic and find a new job.