“She told me it had been the worst time of her life, and was clearly struggling to cope with losing everything she held dear. This is such sad, awful news.”
The following day, he said: “Had a busy morning blocking all the most abusive trolls spewing their repulsive foul-mouthed filth at me – all in the name of ‘be kinder’.
“What I don’t understand is why so many of them follow me? Are they idiots or self-flaggellists?
“Either way, they need a mirror,” he added. “24/7… Twitter has so many positives & I love it as a platform, but the sheer volume of disgusting abuse that everyone in the public eye now receives on here is out of control.
“I don’t personally care about it, but many do. These cowards would never say it to our faces.”
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