Internet Trolls Target TOWIE's Lauren Goodger
She admits she gets upset by unpleasant comments on Twitter...
The Only Way Is Essexstar Lauren Goodger has been targeted by internet 'trolls' after posting a snap of herself in a bikini on Twitter.
The Sun newspaper reports that the 25-year-old, who used to date Mark Wright, was hit by a barrage of 'vile' abuse from users of the social networking site.
She told the paper: "One message I got said 'I bet your mum and dad hate you'.
"It can get quite personal against family which is horrible. Some people have said 'I bet you've got no family' and another said 'I bet your mum wishes her egg had never accepted the sperm that made you'.
"That was shocking. Another said 'you look like a Cabbage Patch doll'."
Lauren has more than one million followers on Twitter, with the username @LaurenGoodger. She is set to remain in the hit scripted reality show.
She continued: "I do get a lot of negative posts on my Twitter feed. It can be upsetting, particularly when people are making comments on pictures I post as that feels more personal.
"I'll get hundreds of responses to anything I post saying things like 'you're fat', 'you're ugly', or 'who are you?'. It can be quite rude and disgusting, too. I have guys write to me about sex, that is horrible.
"I've always been picked on about my weight and size. The more pressure there was on me and comments in magazines or on Twitter about my size, the more my weight was fluctuating because I was worried about it.
"People seemed to become obsessed with my size and photographers would try and take pictures where I was looking particularly big as that's what people wanted to see."