Earlier this year, 27-year-old Jodie was 'cancelled' on Twitter when it emerged she was dating Massachusetts lacrosse player James Burke, 26, due to claims he was a Republican. Neither party spoke out at the time, but she has now opened up to Porter Magazine about how she struggled with the negative attention.
"All this false information came out about him, and people ridiculed him and me and my family," she explained. "People took these tweets as truth. That was the biggest time my life has been kind of blown up and publicised in that way.
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"A lot of people read things and they go, 'Wow, she’s that, she’s this type of person'. And I’m like, OK, I can spend my life and my energy trying to convince people otherwise, or I can go, I know who I am, I know my truth and that’s good enough for me."
Speaking about how she handled the online abuse, Jodie added that she takes time away from social media when things get a bit much. "I feel like I’ve sussed it out," she continued.
"But it took a while and got to a point where it was affecting my health. You forget how accessible we are when we have mobile phones. In my head, it was like there is a line of people outside my front door who have nasty things to say to me, and I’m saying, 'Come on in! Sit on my couch, tell me.' When I realised that was what I was doing, I knew I just had to stop."
Sounds like Jodie's got her coping mechanisms sorted, and like that might be all she wants to say about the matter.
"I’d been single for a while and just kind of going with the flow and doing my thing. That’s the thing, isn’t it? When you’re relaxed and letting the universe do what it’s doing, things kind of fall into place. Which is very much what happened. Which is great."
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