JACQUELINE Jossa has revealed she blocked the cruel troll website for her “mental health” after reading the comments became “self harm”.
The 28-year-old, as well as her husband Dan, 29, and their two children, have been suffering horrific abuse online that has made the star “unwell”.
Jac opened up about “struggling” on social media
Today, former EastEnders actress Jac took to her Instagram stories to bravely share she had blocked the website so she could no longer read the horrific torrents.
“For me and for my brain and for my health, I’m just going to block the website on my phone,” she began a long heart-to-heart with her 3.2million social media fans.
“If people send me a link or if I’m googling something and it comes up, I don’t have to read it because it’s not my business, it’s their business.”
Thanking her friends and adoring fans for their “lovely DMs” amid the difficult time, she went on to explain she would not longer be “reading what strange individuals” had to say.
The star said she would no longer be reading the comments
“I need to just not read what strange individuals say about me, and that’s fine – I’m not going to do that,” Jac continued.
The mother-of-two detailed that she had been “struggling” for the past few days “worrying” about what she was saying and doing on social media.
Coming to the conclusion she would stop “trying to please people” online, Jac detailed facing “negative comments” since her teens.
“I’ve always had negative comments, and from 17 years old, it just stays with you and sits with you and it is a bit of a form of self harm,” she said.
Jac, husband Dan and their daughters have been facing vile abuse onlineCredit: Instagram
Jacqueline called the vile trolls “pathetic” in the new rant
“I agree with people on the forum who say, ‘If she doesn’t want to hear it, she shouldn’t be on here reading it’, that’s true. I’ve got better things to do with my life and I shouldn’t be reading it.
“It’s pathetic – reading what a bunch of other pathetic people have to say about me is pathetic. I won’t be reading it again”.
Jac said she would be “blocking it and moving on” with her life because the negative comments were not “healthy” for her mentally.
“For over ten years I’ve been reading negative comments and believing them, and I can’t keep doing it because it’s not healthy,” she went on.
The star said it was “not healthy” for her to read the comments
“It’s not OK to do that and I don’t deserve it,” Jac added, before once again thanking the majority of her “lovely” following.
“I don’t expect everyone to like me, I don’t expect everyone to have an opinion on me or any other celebrities,” the actress went on.
“There’s some celebrities I would watch and they’re not my cup of tea, but I wouldn’t DM them or write comments on their pictures or a website that is devoted to being p***** to people.
“I wouldn’t do that, but each to their own, I guess. You can’t compare yourself to other people, people will do what they want to do and I just shouldn’t look at it.
Jac is married to former Towie star Dan OsbourneCredit: Instagram
“I’m coming to terms with it, I’m just not going to bother with it anymore. Everyone’s entitled to their own opinion. Not everyone is going to like you, so it is what it is.”
She urged the trolls following her account to just “unfollow” and stop “filling themselves with hate” by leaving mean comments.
“I don’t need your follow, you can unfollow me,” she concluded. “Out of the 3.2million, 3.199 of them are probably lovely and following me for the right reason.
“I just need to focus on that because that’s a huge amount of people that do want to hear what I have to say.”
Dan clapped back on Instagram against the trollsCredit: instagram
It comes after Towie star Dan Osbourne was forced to step in to defend his wife, telling trolls he would “punch their heads in”.
He said on his Instagram: “Hello everyone, just watching Jac’s story and she’s saying about trolls. Obviously I don’t see things like that, I don’t look for things like that.
“I’ve grown thick skin to say the least over the years with having trolls and media stories. It does affect people, and it’s not just us. Obviously there’s loads of people that get trolled and it shouldn’t be allowed.
“People should have an ID check before they make accounts. Because they’re just fake accounts.
Dan said he would “punch the heads in” of the cruel trollsCredit: Refer to Caption
“You’re just pathetic sad people. Beyond me. I don’t let it get to me but it does get to some people. So just, p*** off.
“And talking about people’s kids – my kids, obviously over a keyboard you feel tough.
“But if anyone said that to my face I would probably punch their head in. So you have to do it over a keyboard, don’t you? But yeah, just get a life.”
It comes after Jacqueline shared a series of messages about the trolling she’s faced online.
Writing on her Story, the ex EastEnders actress said: “I’m so confused by trolls and people that write on mad depressing websites about people they class as z listers.”
The I’m A Celebrity winner then shared a series of screenshots, where trolls have called her “braindead” and “a silly cow”.
She also said reading the horrible comments is making her unwell, adding: “Also… I know I should look [sic.], but it’s very hard when you get sent them or the link etc. I now find it a form of self harm reading how much people hate me.
“It isn’t healthy. I see all your lovely dms and comments and it’s lovely. Thank you. The trolls reading this… please move on.”
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