Former Atomic Kitten star Kerry Katona has spoken candidly about the terrifying abuse she’s previously received from online trolls.
The 41-year-old expressed that the targeted mistreatment was so bad, she even had a troll message her: “Are you not dead yet?”
Not only this, but Kerry also revealed that unpleasant followers have often labelled her as an “unfit mother”. The singer claims she doesn’t care about their opinions anymore and does her best not to pay any attention.
The reality star shared her feelings about Alex Scott, a football broadcaster who was attacked by online trolls in a column for New Magazine.
The star penned: “Trolling is one of the most horrific things anyone can go through and I really feel for our kids.
“I’ve been called an ‘unfit mother’ and been asked: ‘Are you not dead yet?'”
She added: “After a while, you start to believe the awful comments. You can start to believe the awful comments after a while.
Altogether, Kerry currently has five children; Molly, 20, and Lilly, 18, who she shares with former husband Westlife star Brian McFadden and Heidi, 14, and Max, 13, with ex partner Mark Croft.
She also has a daughter, Dylan-Jorge, seven years old, and her ex George Kay. George Kay died in 2019.
Kerry, the blonde bombshell, was recently featured on Celebrity SAS. Who Dares Wins. Her boldness in discussing past abuses that she experienced with George won over viewers.
It comes just weeks after football presenter Alex Scott, 36, spoke openly about about the target abuse she received online following the rumours that she was likely to take over hosting duties on A Question Of Sport.
Talking to Women’s Health she expressed: “Being an athlete, you’re used to criticism, and I could always take that as a footballer in terms of: ‘I don’t think you had a good game.’ But trolling – it’s not related to what I can improve.
“I went from being on screen doing a job I love to thinking: ‘I know what’s going to happen as soon as I step off this chair.'”
“I’d go home and it felt like I was all on my own. [I’d think], I’ve got no one to talk to, no one knows what I’m experiencing or going through,” she added.