X Factor star Lucy Spraggan was forced to cut short her holiday in Malta after suffering horrific homophobic comments.
Lucy, 30, who appeared on X Factor back in 2012, took to Facebook to tell fans of her troubling experience and having to come home after only two-and-a-half days.
Lucy, from Sheffield, went to Malta with the woman she’s dating after being told ‘it was so LGBT friendly and progressive’.
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However, as The Mirror reports, the pair had a very different experience.
“First day we arrived we realised we’d landed in the wrong part of town,” the singer said.
“Every other bar was a ‘gentlemen’s club’ and it was clearly a party destination, and everywhere we went someone shouted ‘lesbians’ at us”
“We went to a restaurant in Valletta where the waiter said: ‘the way you girls are sitting is so sexy, you are making us all hard’.”
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The musician and her partner were left astounded, laughing in disbelief and politely asking for the bill.
However, the experience left Lucy ‘so angry’.
And the inappropriate comments didn’t stop there.
“To diffuse the situation I said ‘we have more to discover here’,” Lucy said, “to which he said ‘how about I discover her with you’.”
The pair left their hotel early and went to stay elsewhere.
Lucy Spraggan and her partner received homophobic abuse while on holiday in Malta
However, when they arrived at the new hotel, they realised their balcony door didn’t lock and the couple ended up in a half hour dispute with reception to sort a new room with more security, Lucy shared.
When the couple went out again for ice cream, she said that men started harassing the pair, making crass hand gestures and shouting at them.
The two ended up flying home early following the harassment.
Speaking of the unfortunate trip, Lucy said: “I am sick to f**king death of feeling threatened as a woman. Sick to f***ing death of feeling threatened as a lesbian.
“I am sick to f***ing death of being spoken down to by men across the globe.
“Malta was beautiful, but the experience was not.”
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