The Daily Mail brings us news today of reality TV star Chantelle Houghton hitting back at cruel jibes about her weight:
...the star, who has previously suffered from bulimia, has taken to Twitter to address the offensive comments made by members of the public... She wrote: 'So apparently I'm fat and 'fat birds' shouldn't wear the swimsuit I was wearing..its no wonder young girls end up with eating disorders when people say things like that.'
The Mail doesn't tell us where these "offensive" remarks from the public were made. But you won't be surprised to hear it was 'internet trolls'.
The Mail has previously investigated the horrible trend of 'internet trolls' - those people who use chatrooms and social media sites to cruelly taunt people. And jibes about a person's weight when they have suffered previously with a potentially deadly eating disorder are a pretty vile example.
Fortunately, the Mail has it within its power to do something about these particular trolls, because a little digging reveals the kind of comments Houghton is responding to were posted by Daily Mail readers on a previous Mail article about Houghton:
But at least they got another story out of them.