The Melbourne Leader newspaper in Australia has a brief-but-favorable article about Cristina Rad — better known to YouTube viewers at ZOMGitsCriss — in anticipation of her upcoming visit to the country:
“I have no friends who share my world views … as soon as something serious comes up in conversation I just cringe at the mentality around me,” said Rad…
“I hear people hating on other people just for being different — anybody not straight, not white, not a Christian, not a nationalist Romanian 100 percent. It’s not a place I like to be in.“There were so many things I wanted to talk about that I couldn’t … so I started making videos.”
As well as “flagging/hating/trolling” on YouTube, Rad has had numerous threats to her safety and won’t reveal where she lives in Romania.
She admits “at first it (the backlash) was a bit scary” .
“But there are people like Maryam Namazie who is actively fighting against Islam. She is ex-Muslim and her name is out there, people know where she lives and she’s still safe walking the streets, so if somebody like that is not afraid why should I be?
“I’m nothing compared to her.”
Anyone who’s seen Cristina’s videos knows they’re effective, blunt, and unapologetic. When it comes to atheists who aren’t afraid to speak their minds and demands your attention, she’s one of the best.