Let’s be honest, who doesn’t love the Gogglebox stars?
We’ve been watching the families on their sofas for so long now, we kinda feel like we’re close enough to just pop in and join them for a cuppa.
There’s the wittier-than-witty Scarlett Moffatt, quirky Giles and Mary, hilarious Sandy and Sandra, loveable June and Leon… we could go on.
Of course, each Friday’s show draws plenty of attention on Twitter.
The hashtag #Gogglebox generally starts trending, and viewers love giving their two cents on whether they agree with the Gogglebox-ers’ opinions on that week’s telly.
But unfortunately, our favourite reality stars aren’t immune to cruel comments.
We’ve previously reported that Scarlett has been the target of trolls, with the 25-year-old telling the Belfast Telegraph: ‘There are odd ones, mostly men, who criticise me about my weight and my size and say I’m ugly.
‘I’d be lying if I said that it doesn’t hurt sometimes. People are brutal. They forget that people on telly are actually real people.’
Now it’s emerged that Amy Tapper has received similar abuse. *Sigh*.
Amy is only 16, which makes this news all the more upsetting. And there’s no denying that the Tappers are one of the loveliest (and most tight-knit) Gogglebox families.
We would print some of the vile messages here, but to be honest, we don’t want to give them the time of day.
Luckily for the Tappers, it seems as though the positive comments outweigh the negative.
Amy’s older brother Josh recently told What’s On TV: [We get] lots of really nice tweets from people who enjoy the show.
‘Obviously you get the odd negative, but you’ve got to ignore it and take into account how many pros there are to negative.’
What a great attitude. Let’s hope gorgeous Amy (who, we’d like to reiterate, is a SCHOOLGIRL) can ignore the bullies and take her sibling’s advice.