This year, it was the Norwegian twin duo and Marcus & Martinus, as well as the Ukrainian refugee Maria Sur, who received online abuse from Swedes because they were Melodifestivalen contestants, Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet reports.
Swedish Newspaper Aftonbladet reports that, Express Marcus & Martinus and Maria Sur have both received a lot of backlash on social media.
Some people despise them, particularly on Tiktok. «I enjoy social media, but there are some nasty people on it. I don’t really understand them, she says, and I would never write such things to or about anyone» says Sur.