When she quit
Cyberbullying is becoming a thing and it is a pity that we are normalizing the act. For celebrities it gets even worse people to troll you and make a joke on you for one reason or the other.
For former Citizen TV news anchor Joey Muthengi in an interview with comedian MC Jessy, her story is not any different with the beauty finding herself in the cruel hands of those trolling as a new TV girl hosting the famous Tusker Project Fame back in 2014.
For the media personality, she would cry after going home and even contemplated quitting the show.
Celebrities find themselves as major victims of cyberbullying, being in the limelight or basically starting off in the career that puts one out there is not an easy task.
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Not everyone is out there to appreciate your work, some criticize and throw shade wanting the personnel to conform to certain standards or act a certain way.
Joey Muthengi may be the alternate definition of beauty with brains but even that did not stop her from facing the cruel netizens who almost made her call it quits right at the peak of her career.
Speaking to Jessy, the radio presenter who grew up in California, USA jetted back to her home country and after adjusting was eager to make it in the most sought after media industry.
With persistence, she finally got her way into media but her big breakthrough came when she landed an opportunity to host the famous Tusker Project Fame show.
At the time she said she was still unknown and stood out beating big household names in the industry to host the show alongside Uganda’s powerhouse Dr Mich. As usual Kamati ya roho chafu was up on her business to drag her into the mud as a newbie.
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The former 10/10 co-host recalled being trolled for 6 months straight with some critics accusing her of copying the likes of Sheila Mwanyiga.
It became a nightmare for the beauty as she would cry in her bedroom after hosting the show. “I remember doing my first live show and going to bed and crying for like an hour.” She recalled. ”I was in a gown on my bed balling my eyes out.”
Well, the situation kept getting worse with each passing day to the point where she contemplated quitting the show.
The once jovial and anxious little girl ready to conquer the world and doing what she does best and what she loved most which is being on the screens was an inch closer to calling it quits thanks to the reception she received from critics.
Well at the end of it all, it ended beautifully with Joey Muthengi encouraging herself and kept on reminding herself how far she had come to land on the screens.
The media personality also went ahead to appreciate her fellow presenter on the show Uganda’s Dr Mich for encouraging her throughout the tough moment.