Kerry Katona regularly receives abusive messages on social media
The 41-year-old star has discussed her personal experience of online trolls in her column for new! magazine, admitting the hateful posts have led her to doubt herself
22 September 2021
She wrote: "I've been called an unfit mother and been asked 'Are you not dead yet?' You do start to believe the horrible comments after a while."
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However, Kerry - who shot to fame as a member of Atomic Kitten - has ultimately found the inner strength to look beyond the trolls and enjoy her life.
She wrote: "I got to a time in my life, when I was 36, where I told myself 'Other people's opinions do not matter. They do not define me as a person'. It took me a long time to get to that point - but that is where I am now."
Kerry decided to speak out on the issue after TV star Alex Scott recently revealed the abuse she's received over the years.
The 36-year-old presenter admitted to being in a "really dark place"
amid the online hate.
Alex - who used to play soccer for England - shared: "Being an athlete, you’re used to criticism, and I could always take that as a footballer in terms of: ‘I don’t think you had a good game.’ But trolling – it’s not related to what I can improve. I went from being on screen doing a job I love to thinking: ‘I know what’s going to happen as soon as I step off this chair'.
"I was in a really dark place … I was lonely. I’d go home and it felt like I was all on my own. [I’d think], I’ve got no one to talk to, no one knows what I’m experiencing or going through.
"Until, eventually, the only thing I could do was tell everyone. That was my, ‘I can’t take it any more, I need to tell you all what I’m going through’ moment."