Helen Flanagan 'Not A Brainless Airhead With Big Boobs'
Corrie babe says she's not a bimbo...
Helen Flanagan has stated that she finds jibes that she is a "brainless airhead with big boobs" very upsetting.
The I'm A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! contestant, who was criticised for posting a snap of herself with a gun on Twitter in wake of the Sandy Hook school shootings in Connecticut back in December, went on to add that she "absolutely hate[s]" the negative comments she has received for some of her "silly" mistakes.
During an interview with The Daily Mail, Flanagan explained: "People want to make me out as this brainless airhead with big boobs. It really grates and hurts so much. I absolutely hate it.
"I can be a bit ditzy and dizzy, but I feel very misunderstood. How dare people say I'm stupid? I know I should be more careful and I bring it onto myself without meaning to, but this perception that I'm some kind of blonde bimbo really annoys me.
"The thing is, when I do something silly, I try to make a joke of myself. Then it's like, 'Oh she's not the brightest girl', and it really upsets me."
Speaking of the now infamous gun pic - which showed her posing in her bra while pointing the pistol at her head - the Corrie babe stated: "I'm the most sensitive girl. I have the biggest heart so the backlash and all the hateful comments really affected me.
"People make mistakes, I made a mistake. I would never set out to hurt anyone, but I'm quite impulsive. I don't think before I act and it's always got me into trouble, but all the criticism feels a bit unjust."
Helen also addressed her decision to pose naked for various publications, telling the newspaper: "How come you can't be clever and show off your body? If I can do something I really enjoy and get paid for it, how can that be stupid?
"I know I can come across as vain, but I hide behind my looks, because if I think people aren't taking me seriously, I may as well look nice. It makes me feel more confident because I'm quite insecure in a lot of ways."
Meanwhile, Helen has taken to Twitter to dismiss reports suggesting her romance to Manchester City footballer Scott Sinclair was on the rocks due to her being "too clingy", writing: "HILAR Clingy is being kind I would say maul @Scotty_Sinclair come up stairs loooool."