Zoella Speaks Out Against Trolls And Raises Awareness About Anxiety
YouTube star Zoella has been talking about the suffering she endures from online trolls and her past struggles with anxiety
Zoella is definitely one of the most successful online personalities of all time.
But the infamous YouTube star, vlogger, and novelist says she gets a lot of abuse online from Trolls – and she speaking up about it to raise awareness.
“Cyber bullying is an issue I feel passionate about addressing,” the 26-year-old star said in an interview with The Sun.
“Unfortunately, it’s an experience I know about all too well, having gone through it myself in recent years,” she continues, revealing people attack her over her body and mental health issues.
“I’ve had comments about being too skinny and that I pretend to suffer from anxiety to boost my subscriber figurers,” she explains – revealing she relies on fan comments to pick her up when trolls are bringing her down.
“I try not to take the negative comments personally by focusing on all the lovely, positive things that people write instead,” she said.
Instead of getting run down by mean comments, Zoella is rising above it – and she says she hopes her new novel, Girl Online, will help more people understand the difficulties of living with anxiety.
“I really wanted to share my personal experience with anxiety through Penny – the main character in my Girl Online series – because I felt it could help others to speak out about it,” she explained.
“When I was younger and suffering with anxiety, I didn’t really know what was happening or have anyone to talk to about it. It helps to have these conversations and share advice, so you can feel less alone,” she added.
We love that Zoella manages to keep a positive outlook!