Sinead Kennedy opens up about her experience with online trolls

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Sinead Kennedy is no stranger to the limelight but has recently admitted that she struggles with nasty online comments about her appearance or criticism of her in general.

Now, the Today Show host has made the decision to quit Facebook as a result of cruel online trolls.

Speaking to The Irish Sun, the TV presenter opened up about what it’s really like to be in the public eye.

“If you are in the public eye at all, people love to tell you how they feel about you.


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“People would come up to me – now generally they are nice – but what I get most is ‘I didn’t like your hair last week’ or they hate your laugh.”

While the broadcaster understands that not everyone is going to necessarily like her, she also admitted that she wasn’t going to pretend that certain comments don’t hurt her.

“I am not going to pretend I have a really thick skin and comments don’t bother me.

“They do. The really rude ones do or the ones that are really inaccurate drive me mad. But I try not to take them to heart.

“I think until I started the Today show I hadn’t had to dealt with that amount of trolling online,” she added.

Sinead went on to reveal how she quit Facebook in order to gain some control over the situation.

“If I don’t have it, it is not going to change what Mary or John or whoever thinks of me but I don’t have to see it. Life is much better this way.”

That’s the spirit Sinead!

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