Stacey Solomon’s scathing response to ‘stupid, dumb and not smart’ claims

Loose Women presenter Stacey Solomon hit back at cruel trolls after they attacked her for deciding to take her two sons out of school so she could could teach them at home.

Stacey, 30, is known for being outspoken on the ITV panel, and one of those times saw her confess that she was being trolled online about her intelligence.

However, Stacey refused to back down against the trolls, who were outraged over her decision to pull children Zachary and Leighton out of mainstream schools.

While she claimed to normally be unaffected by social media trolls in 2018, insults about her being incapable of giving her children an education hurt her.

Speaking on Loose Women, she said: "It’s always interesting to hear people's response – pro and against the decision – that you make…but there was one consensus that I really didn’t enjoy reading.

"There were a lot of people who were saying things like ‘Oh Stacey, you’re so stupid and dumb, how could you teach your children?’ And that I don’t even know how to spell my own name, let alone teach a child.

"As much as I shouldn't take any notice because these people are sad in their own lives and that’s why they are doing what they are doing, I think it really struck a chord with me."

Stacey, who has 13 GCSES, added: "I feel like for a long time in my life, even from being a child, I felt that I come across as dumb because of my accent and my personality and I’ve always been treated that way.”

She was interrupted by co-star Nadia Sawalha who said: “You know what? You don’t have to think like that any longer.

"You are super smart, you are witty, you are informed and you are a great Loose Woman so, you know what, chuck that label away and never think of it again!"

Stacey thanked Nadia for her kind comments, as she added: "There were a few comments after I said I was home-schooling the boys about how dumb I am and how dumb they would turn out.

"I already have an insecurity which is people saying that I am really thick… all my life, even before X Factor, people have always thought I was stupid and dumb and not smart."

But the star stood up for herself against the social media trolls as she said: "I have never said I was dumb and that is what people assume I am.

"It did really make me feel bad but I don’t know these trolls, they are insignificant and you have to talk yourself out of it."

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