Bobby Norris has revealed that he recently decided to take a short break from social media after he faced homophobic abuse online.
The TOWIE star, 33, who is currently in a relationship with friend Matt, admitted he signed off from the platform after he faced death and acid attacks for being gay.
Speaking on FUBAR Radio on Thursday, the media personality also touched on & # 39; the influence of & # 39; e Be Kind campaign, he & # 39; he claimed that people & # 39; months after the death of Love Island host Caroline Flack & # 39; have & # 39; returned to trolling & # 39 ;.
Hard times: Bobby Norris has revealed that he recently decided to take a short break from social media after he & # 39; s had homophobic abuse online
Last week, the reality star hosted his Instagram Live series Get Gobby With Bobby with Love Island 2019 winner Amber Gill, where he was thus met with users who criticized his appearance and sexuality.
In an interview with hosts Joanna Chimonides and Stephen Leng on Access All Areas, Gemma Collins BFF explained: & # 39; fetch.
There is a double side on that side, where you don't really want it and give it the platform. But also … it's almost no stranger. & # 39;
& # 39; It's absolutely horrible and disgusting. At the point I thought of & # 39; Saturday night until kind of Monday morning, & # 39; I'll take some time from social media, this is so full on & # 39; & # 39 ;.
& # 39; It's terrible & # 39 ;: The TOWIE star, 33, who is currently dating boyfriend Matt (pictured), admitted he signed out of the platform after receiving death threats and acid attack
While Bobby says he & # 39; s a thick skin & # 39; he shared his concerns about others who are not so mentally strong.
He said: & # 39; I am aware that there are many people who are unable to do so, that they are so bad that it affects their mental health and even injures them. and it is terrible that some people even take their own lives for it. & # 39;
In February, TV veteran Caroline Suicide killed the Be Kind campaign as part of the fight against online bullying and abuse.
Two months ago, the Essex star followed that people forgot about the powerful message.
He said, & # 39; It was only a few months ago that everyone jumped on social media and said & # 39; Be kind & # 39; and then go eight or twelve weeks ahead and people have just completely gone back to not realizing that trolling, it's not banter, it's not funny.
& # 39; It's really online abuse. To try and unleash the species and think it is a laugh is really not. & # 39;
Last year, the campaign created The Trend To Troll, which led to talks in Downing Street, the House of Commons and Parliament.
Assuming he was behind for his efforts, the presenter shared: & # 39; It made it ironic that so many trolls came for me, & # 39; I think they thought, & # 39; oh, hold on a minute, if he does something to it, you will ruin our fun & # 39; .
& # 39; People have returned to trolling & # 39 ;: In a new interview, the media personality touched on the impact of & # 39; the Be Kind campaign following the death of Love Island host Caroline Flack (pictured in 2018)
& # 39; I got that on myself & # 39; set the line and became more troll than I was before, because I tried to end it, which I think is somewhat ironic!
& # 39; I got such bad death threats, I was told that there were people outside my house who did not stab me with eleven-inch machetes and smashed acid in my face. And this is all because of my sexuality. I mean it's 2020 boys, come on.
& # 39; The thing is, you can troll me & # 39; until I'm old and gray, like 94 years old. I'm a gay. Your trolling won't put me to bed tonight and wake up in the morning! & # 39;
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& # 39; It affects their mental health & # 39 ;: While Bobby says he & # 39; has a thick skin & # 39; he shared his concerns about others who are not so mentally strong
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