Monday 14 November 2011, 10:42
As Anti Bullying Week gets going, one of Wales' biggest stars has confronted an online tormentor.
Katherine Jenkins has revealed that she has been the victim of bullying by someone on Twitter for a year, and after the protagonist had a question read out to her on TV show Something For The Weekend she tweeted:
Dear ******* I find it very sad that even as an adult you think it's okay to bully someone. Everyone is entitled to their opinion and I'm not under any false illusion that everyone is goin to like me but you have no right to harass me as you've done over the past year with comments like 'bring out the dead daddy story again'.
You've set up a false account in my name where you slate and destroy my character. After blocking you, you still tried to find a way to get to me and this morning was one step too far. Sending in a question to be read on live TV (which didn't even make any sense!) to 'make me look clueless' is utterly pathetic and you clearly failed.
I've tried to ignore you but after this it's time to stand up to you. The sad thing is you'll probably enjoy the attention which is why I haven't mentioned your twitter name but I know you know who you are #StopCyberBullying
A spokesman for Jenkins told the Daily Telegraph: "Bullying of any kind is unacceptable. Katherine loves Twitter. It's a shame a minority use it to bully."
Some people subscribe to a policy of 'don't feed the trolls', but it's to be applauded when someone in the public eye chooses to combat head-on those who victimise others online. But for every Katherine Jenkins there are many more don't have the public forum on which to make their point.
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