Scarlett Moffatt Opens Up About ‘Horrible’ Online Trolls

Scarlett Moffatt has opened up about becoming the victim of online trolls.

As we all know, the 25-year-old has legions of fans thanks to her hilarious sofa critiques on hit Channel 4 show Gogglebox.

But upsettingly, some online bullies seem to think it’s okay to send her cruel comments on social media.


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Scarlett tells 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.’

> Scarlett Moffatt appears on Gogglebox with her parents

 

And it’s not just Scarlett who’s been affected by the messages. Her mum Betty and dad Mark also (understandably) get upset when they hear horrible things about their daughter.

She continues: ‘It upsets my mum and dad. I’m quite a strong character, but it breaks my heart for them.

‘My mum’s cried at stuff she’s read about me, so I end up putting on a brave face, because I don’t want her to be upset.


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‘People have said: “You’re that fat, you should just go and die.” I think: “Jesus Christ, I’m not a bad person.” It’s horrible.’


See: Gogglebox’s Scarlett Moffatt: ‘I Need To Lose Weight’

Disgusting, right? Scarlett has been very open about her weight, recently admitting that doctors told her she’s in the BMI ‘danger zone’ of being obese.


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She says: ‘I was genuinely shocked. I couldn’t believe it, especially when I used to be so fit.

‘It was only four years ago that I was doing professional ballroom dancing. But it’s my own fault. There’s a point where you think: “I’m okay the size I am,” but when it starts affecting your health, you need to pull your finger out.


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‘When I was super-fit, I used to do loads of workouts in the house, because you can do it whenever you want. I’m definitely going to have to find something.’

While we think Scarlett is beautiful just the way she is, we’re with her all the way.