One of our readers recently passed along this interesting bit of info’: it seems Ella Gareeva Draper uses the mobile messaging app, WhatsApp, which enables users to message one another without incurring SMS fees.
Oh, wait, that’s not the interesting bit.
The interesting bit is that she has a public profile:
We have a few questions for you, Ella.
- Do you really refer to yourself as Bad Mother? We’re in complete agreement with that assessment, of course, but we’re surprised that you’d accept it. Or were you trying, in your singularly humourless way, to be ironic? Enquiring minds want to know!
- Is that your real phone number? For really real?
- Would you mind if we gave you a call to chat about a few things? Nothing too difficult, just things like “Why did you allow Abe to beat, kick, suffocate, burn, and threaten your children?” or “Was it your idea to heat the spoons before applying them to the children’s skin?”
Or maybe you’d like to start with something a bit easier, like “Do you actually give a sh!t about your children? If so, why did you run away instead of staying here and fighting for custody?”
A note to our readers: we don’t recommend that anyone actually try to contact Ella by phone. That would be harassment.
(But if you do, remember to block your number. You wouldn’t want it showing up on her call display.)
The reader who originally sent us the information about Ella’s WhatsApp account wishes to clarify that ‘Bad Mother’ isn’t how Ella registered herself on the account. It’s the name our reader gave the account, on their own WhatsApp stream. They apologise for any confusion, and we’re sorry we misunderstood the situation.
We’ve also now had it confirmed that anyone who uses WhatsApp can still ring Ella via WhatsApp itself. Ella might have disconnected her phone, but she is still using the internet phone app.