Star of last year's Love Island, Molly-Mae Hague, is no stranger to people online commenting on her life (both positively and negatively) – it seems there are plenty out there with something to say, on everything from the death of her puppy to her incredible new home. Now, it seems trolls have sadly targeted Molly-Mae over a series of new photographs showing her in a bikini, enjoying a holiday in Ibiza.
Personally, we think she looks bloody amazing and are pretty confused as to why anybody would spend time deliberately attempting to bring somebody else down over the way they look... It seems that Molly-Mae herself also subscribes to that train of thought, judging by her clapback tweet which has firmly put those nasty keyboard warriors in their place.
After a tabloid article shared some paparazzi shots of her in a white floral bikini, the comments section became flooded with remarks commenting on her weight (calling her "lardy") and saying she ought to "go to the gym". Seriously, we'd love to see if these people would stand by those comments if they had to include their real name alongside them...
Anyway, we digress. Molly-Mae retweeted some of said mean comments along with a couple of photos of herself, along with some wise words: "I would genuinely love to know who writes these comments? Like how can you actually write shit like that and sleep at night? Beyond me." We fully agree, Mols!
I would genuinely love to know who writes these comments? Like how can you actually write shit like that and sleep at night? Beyond me https://t.co/8uD45in9LX— Molly-Mae (@mollymaehague) July 16, 2020
So far, the tweet has received an outpouring of support too (proving that the loser trolls are still happily in the minority), with over 271,000 likes and 22,000 retweets. Fans were also quick to respond to Molly-Mae shutting down those body shamers, with one (@GeorgieBethh) writing, "Vile vile people. Molly-Mae you are stunning!! Take no notice of these trolls."
Popular body confidence influencer Alex Light, who recently went viral after creating a post about the Bridget Jones' Diary weight storyline, also aired her thoughts on the abuse Molly-Mae receives online. Sharing the same photos of the reality star in a bikini, along with the subsequent nastiness from trolls, Alex wrote: "First pic: what do you see? A woman looking fab on holiday? Same. But swipe to see some of the absolutely horrendous comments people are making about this 21-year-old’s body... "
Continuing on, Alex added that these sort of remarks aren't just restricted to celebrities either and that they can have a long-lasting impact. "Do the people who write these comments not anticipate the effect they might have?? Maybe they do, and that’s why they do it. They get a kick out of making someone feel terrible? I don’t know.
"It’s really horrible to read things like this about yourself. It gets much easier, don’t get me wrong. But sometimes, and it’s generally when I’m feeling good and happy and impervious to stuff like this, I will get a comment that is delivered like a gut punch. It knocks the wind out of me. In that moment, it feels devastating. But this isn’t just reserved for people in the public eye or people with instagram followings, it’s for everyone who receives comments about their bodies. It happens ALL the time. My DMs are chock full of stories about it."
She then urged others to think twice before writing about somebody else's looks on social media or in the comments section underneath a tabloid article. "I’m not entirely sure this is the right course of action, because I don’t imagine that the people that follow me WOULD comment on others’ bodies, but this is the only platform I have, so here’s my PSA: please please stop passing comment on how someone looks. It might feel throwaway to you, but it could have a long-lasting negative impact on the receiver. Please think twice."
We fully agree with Molly-Mae and Alex! It's time that trolls like this were put in their place once and for all.
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