Fearne Cotton has responded to criticism about her Jubilee coverage over the weekend on Twitter, calling people "bullies" for being nasty about her work.
After receiving criticism and some abuse about her presenting sk*lls she wrote on the social networking site on Wednesday, "People who sit lazily and judge others will never grow. They'll never take a look at themselves or feel content."
She then wrote a couple of hours ago, "Grown men who slag me off in articles/online are huge bullies. I love my job and wouldn't be doing it if I wasn't any good at it."
Yeah, go Fearne! She continued, "I'm a positive person who believes in treating people kindly. I don't understand the mentality of others who think differently..Good vibes and happiness all round."
Then she responded directly to a user who wrote, "@FearneCotton you were pretty rubbish on the Pageant day, love. And if you can't see why, then maybe you should find a new career..."
Fearne replied, "right this is what im talking about. YOU=bully. Take a look at yourself. I have been working nonstop for 15 years thank you".
(How patronising is this guy's use of the word 'love'?)
She received lots of support from lots of her followers...and some more abuse. She tweeted, "Thanks for your nice tweets guys! I was bullied at school so there's no way im having it again as a grown woman."
"Im from a working class family and have worked hard to get to where i am today. Others will just sit and do nothing but judge."
She must have had a lot of responses from people questioning whether she was saying people couldn't express an opinion because an hour ago she wrote, "In my last few tweets i have not said people cant have an opinion. Opinions are one thing, out right bullying is another. VERY different."
The BBC received over 2500 complaints about the "dumbed down" coverage, but considering about a squillion people watched their Jubilee coverage, this is actually a miniscule percentage of angry folk.
Fearne has always been outspoken about her hatred of bullying and has fronted several high profile anti-bullying campaigns.
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