Coco Gauff shares why she went on blocking spree on X

Gauff addresses the 'Coco blocks fans' narrative.

by Dzevad Mesic
Coco Gauff shares why she went on blocking spree on X
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Coco Gauff has clarified that she is not blocking her fans but only those who make comments that include "harassment, death threats, racism, and body shaming." During the WTA Finals, some fans on X started claiming that Gauff went on a blocking spree and that even some of her fans landed on the American's block list.

On X, one person told Gauff: "Unblock your fans they deserve better treatment than this." Gauff responded: "I only block people who are negative, not my fans. I don’t search for these pages. it comes on my timeline. when you deal with the daily harassment I deal with every single day.

death threats, racism, body shaming. etc. it is exhausting. so I try my best to spare myself."

Gauff: I'm the social media because of my fans

In another post, Gauff added: "Reason why I stay active on socials is because of my fans.

To see their nice comments and support. It keeps me going. Twitter is the worst platform. my fans on other socials know I interact with them. I even made a separate tik tok account to interact with my supporters iykyk (if you know, you know)."

After getting clarification from Gauff herself, the person who initially told the American to unblock her fans was satisfied.

Gauff then also sent out one final message that read: "Thank you. I just don’t want that 'I block my fans' narrative because that couldn’t be further from the truth. All the best to you."

Meanwhile, Gauff's 2023 season if officially finished. In the WTA Finals semifinal, Gauff didn't stand much of a chance against Jessica Pegula as her good friend handed her a 6-2 6-1 loss.

Although Gauff didn't win her maiden WTA Finals title in Cancun, it was still an outstanding season for the 19-year-old American, who became a Grand Slam champion at the US Open and also reached her career-high ranking of No 3 in the world.

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