Laura Whitmore has warned she will continue to call out the trolls after being forced to defend sharing photos of her baby bump on social media.
The Love Island presenter took the time to clap back at those leaving nasty messages about her pregnancy snaps this weekend, after some complained they were ‘already bored’ of seeing her baby bump.
Last week, Laura shared the exciting news that she is expecting her first child with partner Iain Stirling. The news came not long after reports that the couple had secretly married in Dublin after three years of dating.
After being bombarded with positive messages to counteract the miserable trolling, Laura wrote in her Instagram stories: ‘Thanks for all the love this week. To the few people who are offended by a pregnant woman’s body and someone taking control of their own narrative, you need to take a good hard look at yourself.
‘Ask yourself why you choose to put negativity out into the world ? Maybe, just maybe, you can change your mindset, become a better person (I do hope) and make the world a little nicer.’
She then warned: ‘I’m more than happy to use my platform to call out people and will continue to do so.
‘But I also bloody love the community I have here. (sometimes the few negatives get more attention than they should!)’
‘We all have a responsibility and I love that I can have a voice that I can use and appreciate so many wonderful folk who do the same to lift others!’ she concluded.
It all kicked off when Laura, 35, shared a photo of herself cradling her baby bump from a pregnancy photo shoot in Hunger magazine.
One troll commented: ‘You were literally saying two minutes ago, that you weren’t promoting your pregnancy. Literally bored of it already.’
Laura responded: ‘Looks more like I’m ‘promoting’ my upcoming sofa use…’
The TV presenter also told another troll: ‘Oh dear Kerry – a post promoting sitting on your sofa ha ha! Sorry I know you’re a troll but that made me laugh out loud! I hoped you had enough intelligence to get a bit of humour. I was wrong.’
She then clapped back at another: ‘I think we may have different taste Paula. And I’m ok with that. Zoomed in filtered selfies not my thing even though you seem to enjoy xx.’
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