Susan Boyle, runner up of Britain's Got Talent back in 2009, was harassed by a group of up-to 15 youths very close to her Scottish home.
Susan Boyle has been targeted and harassed by a group of up-to 15 youths it has been revealed.
The singer shot to fame when she came second in Britain’s Got Talent back in 2009. Her performance of I Dreamed a Dream captivated the judges, audience and public and led Susan to enjoy international fame.
The Sunday Mirror reported that a group of 15 youngsters, mainly boys, harassed Susan on a bus near her home in Blackburn, West Lothian. One of the attacks involves the youths setting light to paper and throwing it at her.
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A source told the paper: “We were inside the bus and they were throwing stones, screaming and shouting things.”
The witness also recalled other examples of harassment. They said: “Another time 10-15 of them were surrounding and throwing stuff. They lit a piece of paper and threw it at her face.”
The witness added: “Then I was going inside the Mill Centre, Susan was walking out and they were all standing at the entrance and they said to her ‘why don’t you get yourself a pair of glasses you ugly, old b****. It’s horrendous.”
Piers Morgan, branded the youths ‘vile little vermin’ on Twitter when he heard about the news. He said: “This disgusts me.”
The Good Morning Britain presenter was a judge on the BGT panel at the time Susan was on the show.
A spokesperson for Susan, who suffers from Asperger’s Syndrome, told The Sunday Mirror that the police were going to get involved to ensure the 56-year-olds safety.
Susan was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome in 2012. It is a form of autism which causes sufferers to struggle with their emotions and have difficulty expressing their emotions and dealing with social situations.