COUNTRYFILE star Julia Bradbury has told of her horror after she was skinny-shamed over her bikini picture.
The 50-year-old shared a smiley snap of her sunbathing – with her collarbone exposed.
But within moments she was bombarded with abusive messages from trolls saying she "needs to eat" and that she looks like a cancer patient.
Speaking about the trolling on ITV's Lorraine today, Julia said: "Here's the problem – I've got skinny collar bones. I can't do anything about that.
"They can say 'she needs a bag of chips', but I don't think chips or a dirty burger does straight to your collar bone.
"It's a huge problem though, because I'm fairly confident and can handle it.
"But there are a lot of people out there with mental health issues, with body shaming issues and the fact is that sometimes there's one comment that can just get someone in the wrong way.
"They weren't kind comments and that's what social media can bring on, people saying 'you're not well, you look like you're having chemotherapy'.
"That just isn't constructive criticism, it's just being nasty."
Julia earlier told how she wants there to be repercussions for those who send abuse online.
She told the Mirror: “I have friends whose daughters have anorexia and it is awful, and I have friends who were bulimic and these are horrible diseases.
“I think if I wasn’t of a sturdy mindset those kind of comments could be deeply upsetting.
"I think bodyshaming can go both ways. I am hoping things will have changed by the time my kids are older and there might be more restrictions."
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