Charlotte Dawson Lashes Back At Twitter Trolls
You don't want to get on the bad side of Charlotte Dawson, but if you decide to show an ounce of hatred and a pinch of bullying, you're in for one fat serving of a 'oh hell no!' (vehement finger snapping) from the Aussie TV personality.
The Australia's Next Top Model judge was told by a vicious New Zealander on twitter to 'go hang yourself,' oh and apparently she spoke on behalf of New Zealand. Hmm, on behalf of New Zealand? That's quite a bit of a statement there, don't you think?
And so the exact content of the tweet went a little something like this – 'Excuse me @MsCharlotteD on behalf of NZ we would like you to please GO HANG YOURSELF.'
While celebrities are trained to deal with the openness and pressures of social media, Ms Charlotte D dealt with it in a different way ... and by different we mean she spoke back and you could hear the cheers from Dirt H.Q at her reply.
You see, Charlotte re-tweeted the link and a woman, whose husband was the victim of a hanging, replied to her tweet with: 'My Fiance hanged himself HOW DARE YOU SAY THAT TO ANOTHER HUMAN BEING.'
Of course, the bully just had to have their last say (not really...you'll see) and replied with the following: 'If I was your fiancé I'd hand myself too #gohangyourself.'
Such a harsh comment but you should know not to mess with ‘the' Ms Charlotte D!
Charlotte found a picture of her business card on Twitter and phoned her but was met with even more contempt with the offending tweeter replying 'well-to-do white girl'. And this is where the 'oh hell no!' (vehement finger snapping) comes in: Ms D called her boss, a professor at Monash University.
While Monash University said the woman's expressions and views 'do not reflect Monash perspectives and were out of step with the way we would expect our staff to behave' ... they went on to say she 'expressed her very considerable regret that she allowed herself to be drawn into the discussion ... and thus create the potential for Monash to be drawn into the matter.'
Hmm sounds like they don't really care, but when you have a celebrity with thousands of followers, you're only one tweet away from a potential disaster. I'd be careful with that one!
Charlotte's a Community Brave ambassador against bullying, who said Twitter should take more action against demeaning, defaming and dangerous-provoking material 'Celebrities have to tools to deal with criticism... but I worry about others, expecially kids, who are vulnerable and exposed to this type of abuse ... to be exposed to this type of attack is just abhorrent.'
Well said girlfriend! We hope you continue your amazing work, and that you influence the decision of social media networks to closely monitor bullying content!
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