UK Singer Speaks Up About The Sexual Harassment She Faced Whilst On Holiday In Malta

 

A previous X Factor UK contestant, Lucy Spraggan, took to Instagram to talk about the shocking harassment she and her partner faced whilst on holiday in Malta.

 

 

In her latest post, Spraggan explains that she was thrilled to travel to Malta, as she had ‘heard it was so LGBT friendly and progressive’. ‘So many people recommended it and said they’d had such a good time’, she added before abruptly saying: ‘Our holiday lasted 2.5 days’.

 

 

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On the first day of their holiday, Lucy recounted how they had ‘landed in the wrong part of town – every other bar was a ‘gentlemen’s club’ and it was clearly a party destination, and everywhere we went someone shouted ‘lesbians’ at us,’.

 

 

She went on: ‘The woman on the desk in the first hotel said she completely understood why we didn’t want to stay there and let us leave early’.

 

 

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That same day, they decided to dine out in Valletta, but were faced with a persecuting waiter, who told them: ‘the way you girls are sitting is so sexy, you are making us all hard’ – ‘Yeah. Word for word’, Lucy remarked, before explaining that the waiter even tried to convince them to stay after she asked for the bill.

 

 

It makes me so angry that all we could do was fucking laugh in disbelief and calmly ask for the bill, he said ‘don’t leave, stay here’ and to diffuse the situation I said ‘we have more to discover here’ to which he said: ‘How about I discover her with you’.’

 

 

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Upon returning to their hotel after a long day, Lucy explained that they found their balcony door didn’t lock, but reception told them it won’t be fixed until the next day and refused to change their room.

 

 

Afterwards, the couple went to get some ice cream, where they encountered some ‘local men’ who ‘started doing the international first and middle finger scissor bashing sign for lesbians whilst shouting in our direction’.

 

 

With all of these incidents and even more that went unmentioned, Lucy and her partner decided to leave the island. She concluded her post by stating: ‘I am sick to fucking death of feeling threatened as a woman. Sick to fucking death of feeling threatened as a lesbian. I am sick to fucking death of being spoken down to by men across the globe.’

 

Malta was beautiful, but experience was not.’, she concluded.

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