Australian Tayla Harris Became Target of Sexual Trolling on Internet
Australian Tayla Harris Became Target of Sexual Trolling on the Internet: Tayla Harris Turns the Incident Into a Challenge
The Australian rules footballer currently playing for the Carlton Football Club in the AFL Women's (AFLW) made several headlines where her picture became the target of sexual internet trolling. Michael Willson of AFL Media took the picture where Tayla is seen kicking for the goal against the Western Bulldogs. Seven Network posted the picture on social media which became the target of abuse. The photo created lots of sexual trolls on the player.
Several AFLW players including Erin Phillips, Darcy Vescio, Geelong player Patrick Dangerfield, cyclist Anna Meares, AFLW head of football Nicole Livingstone and Australian Football League chief executive Gillon McLachlan criticized the trolls. Federal minister for women Kelly O'Dwyer also criticized the trolls. Australian Prime Minister also came forward to defend the player and criticized those trollers calling the incident as "cowardly grubs". Seven Network later apologized and removed the picture.
Tayla went on to Instagram where she posted the same picture and wrote, "My hamstring is ok but derogatory and sexist comments aren't".
Tayla later turned the incident into the challenge. She posted a video of herself announcing the #TAYLAKICKCHALLENGE where the best impersonator of the viral kick will win a pair of Nike boots signed by her.