A Marilyn Monroe lookalike and TikTok star has revealed she’s been receiving death threats for naming her new son Midnight.
Jasmine Chiswell, 29, from Lanarkshire, Scotland, is a dead-ringer for the film star, and has grown a dedicated social media following thanks to her spot-on impersonation and vintage clothing – even inspiring her husband, Maverick McNeilly to wear vintage clothing too.
The couple actually lives in the Hollywood mansion Monroe shared with husband Joe DiMaggio in the 1950s, with Jasmine taking social media by storm last year after she began sharing video tours of her home.
Jasmine, who now has 15 million followers on TikTok, and 1.2 million on Instagram, recently shared a video, telling her fans her one-month-old baby is called Midnight – and since then, she says she has been receiving death threats over the name.
Jasmine Chiswell, 29, from Scotland is a dead ringer for Marilyn Monroe, now living in the dead star’s Hollywood mansion. She grew a huge online following after sharing home video tours
Jasmine, pictured here with her husband Maverick McNeilly, revealed her baby’s name on a TikTok video, receiving both negative and positive comments
Among the cruel comments, one TikTok user said the name should be ‘illegal’, and another said they had a soft toy with the same moniker
In a TikTok video, the star said: ‘My husband and I were nervous about sharing his name online, but with everyone asking we thought, “Okay it’s time, let’s do it”.
‘So I made a video and I posted it two days ago and the comment section was, oh my goodness, brutal.
‘My husband and I both absolutely love the name and we aren’t going to change it, but the comments were literally bullying my three-week-old son.’
She added that the comments made her ‘really, really sad’.
‘People were also sending my husband and I death threats through DMs just over my babies name,’ Jasmine revealed.
‘That is extremely unfair and not okay. We didn’t expect everyone to like the name, it is one of those names you either love it or hate it.
‘But please be kind and if you don’t like it, please just scroll by.’
Among the cruel comments about the name was one saying it should be ‘illegal’ to call your child Midnight.
‘They should’ve known it was gonna be a bad name if they were embarrassed of it theirselves. Why would they do that to the poor kid? Should be illegal,’ it said.
Another commentator mocked the name writing: ‘I had a stuffed animal cow when I was in kindergarten and I named him Midnight. Loved him. lol.’
Jasmine has asked people to ‘please be kind’ and ‘just scroll by’ if they don’t like the name she has picked for her baby
Despite the backlash Jasmine received over her son’s name, many of her fans were supportive of her decision to call him Midnight
However, many were supportive of the unusual moniker, with one writing: ‘Midnight is cute. It’s unique! Unique baby names are the best. Sorry his name isn’t Jason or Jerry, so basic.’
Another said: ‘His name is beautiful and your whole vibe is so wonderful and comforting. I’m so sorry you’re receiving such horrible comments.’
And a third added: ‘I think it’s a gorgeous name! I’m so sorry you have to put up with this, people can be so mean! Congrats on being a mama btw!’
It’s been an eventful few weeks for the social media star, who disclosed earlier this month that her Hollywood home is haunted.
Jasmine has built a huge online following thanks to her spot-on impersonations of Marilyn, as well as her pictures sharing her vintage fashion finds
Appearing on This Morning she claimed to have had paranormal experiences in the house, including hearing ‘weird voices’ and footsteps, and that guests in the house have felt a presence ‘hugging’ them.
Speaking on the programme, she said: ‘So many weird things have happened.
‘My husband and I have tried to debunk the things we hear, but so many people have experiences things we just can’t explain.
‘People feel like they’re getting hugged, we have heard some weird voices weird voices, and we hear footsteps every single night, it happens all the time.’
Built in 1938, Monroe’s 3,335-square-foot 160-acre park Runyon Canyon home boasts four bedrooms, a spa, and a pool
Monroe shared the home with husband Joe DiMaggio (pictured) with whom she had a famously tumultuous and and short-lived marriage, during the 1950s
She explained: ‘We’ve tried everything. ‘We’ve tried driving different cars to see if it’s the road, we had the house checked to see if it was animals, but we don’t know where it’s coming from.
‘We’re just both not sure, but we’ve had a psychic over who believes it is her and Joe and possibly another ghost that likes to play tricks.’
Built in 1938, the walled and gated home overlooks the 160-acre park Runyon Canyon and boasts four bedrooms, four-and-a-half bathrooms, a ‘tower room’ – now used as an office – and a living room with a wood-beamed ceiling.
The 3,335-square-foot house also includes a two-car garage, a grotto-like pool and spa on the 8,228-square-foot grassy lot.
According to property records, the home was listed for sale in late December 2018 for $2.695 million (£2.18million) and sold in February last year for $2.727 million (£2.2 million) – $32,000 (£24,300) over the asking price.