It’s not the first time Coronation Street’s Kym Marsh has received abuse from Twitter trolls, but jibes aimed at her children are seemingly the straw that broke the camel’s back, as the actress has reportedly decided to take a short break from the social media site.
Well, she had, until another source explained that her break was due to an unwell family member.
CONFUSED? You will be.
Despite Christmas supposedly being the season of goodwill and, you know, being happy, jolly and ruddy friendly, the 38-year-old’s festive season was tainted by malice as vile trolls took aim at her Twitter account after allegations emerged surrounding the actress renting out her second home to her parents.
Things got so bad on the site, that one user told the mum of four that he hopes her children get meningitis.
Wowsers. Poor Kym and her family
Kym was, understandably, horrified by the abuse, especially after another user said she was “a worse mother than Rose West.”
A friend told The Sun that the meningitis message pushed the actress over the edge, explaining: “Kym has taken stick over the years on Twitter and given it back but sometimes it goes too far.”
These are obviously terrifying and horrific messages to receive at any time of the year, and we hope those responsible are suitably reprimanded for their sickening abuse.
And let’s be honest – Even saying that it’s simply ‘gone too far’ seems like an understatement with the awful comments Kym’s been receiving.
However, a mysterious source who supposedly knows Kym pretty well has put all the speculation to bed by telling Mirror Celebs that she’s simply not had time for Twitter as she’s been looking after a family member who’s fallen ill.
They said: “It’s absolute nonsense. Kym loves being on Twitter and engaging with Corrie fans.
“A member of her family has been quite poorly the last few days which has meant she has been offline as for Kym family always comes before anything else. She’ll be back tweeting soon enough.”
We’re glad to hear it, Kym! Fingers crossed you can come back to nicer comments.
We hope these nasty trolls are caught and taken off social media forever, because these messages are absolutely vile.
Sending lots of love to you and your family, Kym!
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