Twitter Responds To Michaella McCollum's RTÉ Interview
Michaella McCollum was released from jail on Friday, almost three years after she was imprisoned for possession of smuggled cocaine.
The Tyrone native, now aged 23, was arrested with her companion Melissa Reid at Lima airport after almost 11 kilos of cocaine, worth an estimated €2 million, was found in their luggage.
This evening, Michaella's first interview since leaving jail was broadcast on RTÉ One.
Not surprisingly, Prison in Peru was a major topic of conversation on Twitter:
"I couldn't afford a deposit for a new flat so I went on a 2 month holiday to Ibiza" #MichaellaMcCollum
— Sarah Quigley ✽ (@_surrah) April 3, 2016
#MichaellaMcCollum is a convicted drug smuggler and they're discussing her big hair and life in the prison's beauty salon - bonkers
— Dave O'Connell (@daveoconnell1) April 3, 2016
Tone of this interview: where's the bun gone ya wee scamp?? Tone it needs to be: WTF WERE YOU THINKING? #MichaelaMcCollum
— Paddy McKenna (@PaddyMcKenna) April 3, 2016
She's gonna have a tough time convincing people from now on. Talk is cheap, but everyone deserves a 2nd chance! #MichaellaMcCollum
— john Walsh (@johnpatwalsh34) April 3, 2016
I've seen plays less rehearsed than this #michaelamccollum PR launch.
— Cian A Murray (@CianMur) April 3, 2016
— Shauna Keyes (@Shaunakiss) April 3, 2016
Why not ask "was this your first time - or just your first time being caught?" This is a very gentle interview #MichaelaMcCollum
— PJ Coogan (@pjcoogan) April 3, 2016
— LaobhaoiseNiEanachan (@LaobhaoiseNihE) April 3, 2016
Dear people saying interviewing Michaela McCollum is a waste of media resources, most of media is a content bin. This is legit interesting.
— Jeanne Sutton (@jeannedesutun) April 3, 2016
— Darnell Parkinson (@ddparko) April 3, 2016
#MichaellaMcCollum should not be being hailed as some sort of hero. And talk of a movie being made of her life ? wise the hell up
— Lynsey (@LynseyMurray1) April 3, 2016
Uneasy watching #MichaelaMcCollum interview should we give drug mules media coverage/celebrity etc. Or was she just v young & vulnerable?
— June Shannon (@juneshannon) April 3, 2016