Scarlett Moffatt left ‘dumbfounded’ after cruel trolls tell her to ‘kill herself’ following toothpaste ad
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Scarlett Moffatt has spoken out against cruel trolls after being viciously targeted following her sponsored post for a dental brand.
The 30-year-old shockingly revealed she had been branded a "fat, ugly mess" while others had told her to "kill herself" following her advert for the toothpaste brand.
In a now-deleted video shared to her Instagram Stories, the "dumbfounded" former Gogglebox star revealed trolls were also "bullying" her for her teeth, which was a "trigger from her childhood".
She said: "I'm not being funny but some of your comments saying I should go and die, that I'm a fat ugly mess, back to bullying me about my teeth again – which I have just said is a trigger from my childhood… that's not okay, guys."
Sticking up for her decision to plug the brand, the TV personality continued: "I don't want anyone to think that I'm trying to sell them something. I use everything that I sell.
"I'm not one of those people who does ads all the time because I'd only recommend stuff that I thought that you'd like and that I personally think is good.
"But those comments were not okay, that's not okay to say that someone should go and die… Sorry guys, I'm just dumbfounded by this. I don't know what my weight or my looks has to do with dental hygiene."
Scarlett added: "I don't know why people are being so hurtful. I don't know why you're saying I should go and kill myself because I'm fat. That's really awful.
"If I didn't have a good support network and people around me who love me, that would be detrimental to my mental health. This is not okay.
"We all need to stick together. We've all been stuck in the house for a year on our own; the 'Be Kind' movement. Come on. You're better than that, you really are. It's really, really actually hurt me hard."
Scarlett advised trolls: "Be so mindful when you are putting hate out on the internet because you don't know what that person's going through. You don't know how many hurtful comments they've had in that day.
"You don't know how that can affect somebody, like I'm actually being serious now, it's so upsetting. I don't mean it's upset me, because I'm now strong enough to not be hurt by those things."
Scarlett, who has defended herself against keyboard warriors before, added: "If this was two years ago, I'd have been crying, but I'm not. I just can't understand how someone could write, 'Go and kill yourself', there's just a lot more work that needs to be done."
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