Jacqueline Jossa blocks troll site
- Bang Showbiz
- 19 April 2021
Former 'EastEnders' star Jacqueline Jossa has blocked a troll website, and admitted it is a "form of self-harm" reading how much people "hate" her
Jacqueline Jossa has blocked a troll website for her "brain and health".
The former 'EastEnders' actress insisted it is a "form of self-harm" reading how much people "hate" her, so she has made sure she cannot look at comments from one site.
Speaking on her Instagram Stories, she said: "For me and for my brain and for my health, I'm just going to block the website on my phone.
"If people send me a link or if I'm Googling something and it comes up, I don't have to read it because it's not my business, it's their business.
"I need to just not read what strange individuals say about me, and that's fine – I'm not going to do that.
"I've always had negative comments, and from 17 years old, it just stays with you and sits with you and it is a bit of a form of self-harm.
"I agree with people on the forum who say, 'If she doesn't want to hear it, she shouldn't be on here reading it', that's true. I've got better things to do with my life and I shouldn't be reading it.
"It's pathetic – reading what a bunch of other pathetic people have to say about me is pathetic. I won't be reading it again.
"For over 10 years I've been reading negative comments and believing them, and I can't keep doing it because it's not healthy."
She also wrote: "I now find it a form of self harm reading how much people hate me.
"It isn't healthy. I see all your lovely dms and comments and it's lovely. Thank you. The trolls reading this... please move on. (sic)"
The 28-year-old star previously admitted she used to torture herself by searching "fat Lauren Branning" online on a daily basis during her time portraying the character on 'EastEnders'.
She said: "They called me the new fat Lauren, there were Facebook groups and all sorts about. I was literally Googling my name every single day or writing 'Lauren Branning fat' or 'new Lauren Branning'. It was always negative and I would just be obsessed with reading forums and negative things about me."