Scarlett Moffatt Admits She Called Samaritans After Online Trolling Got Too Much For Her
"I'd give a fake name and I’d chat for 15 minutes"
Ex-Gogglebox star Scarlett Moffatt has opened up about her mental health and the online trolling she has previously faced, leading her to call Samaritans when things got too much for her.
Although many of us appreciate Scarlett for her comic timing and down to earth personality, she has also been vocal in recent years on the online bullying she has received since shooting to fame some years ago.
Speaking to Kate Thornton on the ‘White Wine, Question Time’ podcast, Scarlett went into some detail with her cruel experiences with online hate, saying that while she is now in the public eye she definitely didn’t sign up to receive hate.
“Can you imagine working any other job and getting this much hate? The people would get sacked.” she said.
“If I was sat in an office and other employees were e-mailing me, ‘You’re a fat mess. You shouldn’t have the job that you have, what have you done to deserve this?’ something could be done about it,” she continued.
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Scarlett also recalled one time she rang Samaritans, the mental health hotline with a fake name after receiving hateful comments about her nose, and chatted for a while, something which she admits really helped her.
“I was getting loads of stick. I was like, ‘It’s the nose I was born with.'” she said.
“I’d give a fake name and I’d chat for 15 minutes. It actually really, really did help.”
Turning a negative situation into a positive, Scarlett says she now refuses to take any abuse she receives to heart, and instead of getting upset with comments she reads, she replies with the Samaritans number of asks them if they are okay.
“I think ‘God, how must they be feeling to have so much hatred towards someone they have never met?’,”
“99% of the time they apologise and say they just wanted a reaction, or say themselves they’ve had a crap day.”
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