15 Tweets Highlighting The Mixed Reaction To THAT Michaella McCollum Interview On RTÉ

"I never thought I'd hear someone describe being imprisoned in Peru for drug smuggling as a growth opportunity"


Michaella McCollum of the 'Peru Two' was interviewed by RTÉ on April 3, and it certainly got the nation talking.

Following her arrest for attempting to smuggle €2 million worth of cocaine through Lima's airport, the Tyrone woman spent two-and-a-half years in a Peruvian prison. Having just been released, but still unable to leave the country, RTÉ sent a correspondent to perform an interview with the newly liberated 23-year-old. 

The Irish public had a mixed reaction to the programme to say the least. Some felt that the interview was far too soft, that it was overly sympathetic to a convicted criminal, while others were merely fixated on McCollum's change in hairstyle...

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