SARATOGA SPRINGS, Utah (ABC 4 News) - At Tuesday night’s Republican National Convention, supporters say Mia Love stole the show. But not long after her speech, hateful comments have stolen the spotlight.
The comments appeared on Love’s Wikipedia page just hours after the candidate for Utah’s 4th congressional district gave her speech in Tampa.
Wikipedia allows anyone with internet access to contribute to a page. Some of the words written are too vulgar to print, but call her a dirty and worthless blank. Another comment refers to Love as the "n-word".
ABC 4 asked the lunch crowd in Saratoga Springs their thoughts on the language.
"The ‘n word’ I have a big problem with that in America even the Midwest where a strong black woman can represent us," said Crystal Marshall, who lives in Saratoga Springs.
"It's never appropriate to call anyone those names regardless of what the situation is,” said Todd Wilson, a Love supporter.
At least one person tells ABC4 the comments are not only an insult on Mia Love, but on her own family.
"To hear the ‘n word’ used in today's society it upsets me greatly because my children are half black and I think it's a vulgar and disgusting word,” said Rachel Marshall.
It's unclear who wrote the comments on Love’s Wikipedia page, but they were quickly removed.