Susan Boyle is reportedly being targeted by a local youth gang in her neighbourhood town of West Lothian, Scotland, according to The Mirror.
The outlet reports that witnesses have seen the 56-year-old “Britain’s Got Talent” star become subject to various frightening attacks by a “gang of up to 15 youths” of “mainly boys.” According to a spokesperson for the singer, they plan to get help from the police.
Some of the alleged attacks include the young gang throwing burning pieces of paper at the singer, surrounding her at a bus stop and throwing stones, then shouting insults once she boards the bus.
One witness specifically recalls to the outlet, “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.”
According to the report, Boyle hasn’t been the only person in the county subject to the group’s intimidation. Other neighbours have reportedly complained to police, noting that they pick on “the most vulnerable people”, including “old people, children, mentally ill people.”
Speaking of Boyle, who shot to stardom with her rendition of “I Dreamed A Dream”, The Sun reports former “Britain’s Got Talent” judge Piers Morgan has commented on the gang’s hostility towards the star, saying, “This disgusts me. Vile little vermin.”