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Lorraine Kelly brands trolls ‘nasty ants with megaphones’ as Jesy Nelson opens up on suicide attempt

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Lorraine Kelly
has steered that individuals ought to ‘not go’ on social media (Picture: Getty/BBC)

Lorraine Kelly has steered that individuals ought to ‘not go’ on social media and to by no means ‘take the comments to heart’.

Her plea comes as Little Mix star revealed that she tried to commit suicide after being bullied on-line.

‘I was really lucky,’ mentioned Lorraine at Monday’s TV Choice Awards, ‘when I started out there was no Twitter and there was no social ­media. I was allowed when I was a kid to make mistakes.’

‘I honestly think in this day and age I would be ­absolutely slaughtered.’

She went on to plead with everybody to not have a look at the feedback: ‘A plea from me, do not go on ­it. Use it because, obviously, we all do. But don’t have a look at the feedback and don’t take these feedback to coronary heart. It’s simply not price it.

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‘They’re horrible nasty ants with megaphones, so don’t take heed to them.’

In September Jesy admitted that in 2013, after struggling to manage with the taunts of merciless trolls about her look, she tried to finish her life.

She went on to clarify that controversial TV persona Katie Hopkins’ feedback about her picture after the band carried out on The X Factor felt just like the final straw.

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Jesy in 2011 (Picture: WireImage)

After the group’s gig, Katie tweeted: ‘Packet Mix have still got a chubbier in their ranks. Less Little Mix. More Pick n Mix.’

Jesy mentioned the tweet marked a degree the place her life began ‘spiralling out of control’.

‘All I keep in mind feeling at the moment is “what’s the f***ing point?”‘ the 28-year-old recalled on her documentary, Jesy Nelson: Odd One Out.

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‘I starved myself for a week and I’m nonetheless getting known as fats. I could possibly be the skinniest girl on the planet and that is by no means going to go away.’

She continued: ‘That is the pinnacle point for me when I got severely depressed and it just spiralled out of control.’

The star broke down in tears as she defined her way of thinking at that time: ‘I used to be sat in mattress considering that is by no means going to go.

‘I’m going to continuously wake up and really feel unhappy for the remainder of my life so what’s the level in being right here. There is not any level in waking up and feeling unhappy day by day.’

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