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Doireann Garrihy opens up about her thoughts on cancel culture; “People used to give you the benefit of the doubt”

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Doireann Garrihy has opened up about her feeling towards social media in 2021. The radio presenter has over 250 thousand followers on Instagram but revealed it’s not as fun as it used to be.

Speaking with on Mario Rosenstock’s podcast she shared that almost anything you post these days is met with criticism and that many are “looking to trip you up no matter what you say.”

“If I were to go onto my Stories and say, ‘I’m going to nip into Penneys for a bit’ I could get 15 messages saying, ‘You shouldn’t get things from Penneys, it’s not sustainable and it’s fast fashion.’ You can’t do anything.”

Pic: Lili Forberg for VIP Magazine

Overall, the 29-year-old shared that she finds is “exhausting” at times; “I cycled the other day, I did a little video around my estate. I know I should have been wearing my helmet. I got 30 messages, ‘Why are you not wearing your helmet?”

“It can just get very exhausting because you second-guess every second thing. I used to just lash stuff up for the craic; nights out or if I saw something funny on Grafton Street.”

“People used to give you the benefit of the doubt.”

Pic: Lili Forberg for VIP Magazine

Continuing, the 2FM presenter shared that she doesn’t feel as “free” to post anymore and that this constant criticism could also be down to the pandemic too.  “Now I have to think about everything and I suppose Covid has just driven that on as well,”

“There’s no room anymore for little mistakes. People are either fully outraged or they say nothing.”

She also added that at times she thinks she would delete social media for good; “It’s exhausting; you can’t win.”

“Sometimes I’m like, if I didn’t need Twitter for work, I would definitely come off Twitter at least and then with Instagram, I wouldn’t do as much, I don’t think.”

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