There can be no ego more fragile than that of celebrity’s. Which is why poor Danniella Westbrook has been forced to quit Twitter. Over the weekend the former EastEnders actress took to Twitter and said that she was leaving the site because the constant abuse was tipping her “over the edge.”
None of the aforegoing is in the least bit funny. Unless you’re an internet troll, then trust me, it’s fucking hilarious.
I think everyone knows that Danniella is an ex-drug addict who has fallen on desperately hard times. Earlier this month we heard how she’s living in sheltered accommodation with her two children, Jody and Kai. There is no TV to entertain them. Just a bedside radio, their mobile phones and Twitter. Danniella has no money, her acting work has all dried up and there’s no man looking out for her. She’s desperate and all alone.
On Saturday evening Danniella received a bunch of twisted tweets from a Twitter troll calling himself Viking_Dad1976. His vile messages told Daniella that she should kill herself, take an overdose, do her kids a favour.
Danniella tried in vain to defend herself, she pleaded with the troll to stop. She tweeted: “The person who’s tweeting me telling me to go & o.d and do my kids a favour this Christmas. Please stop its really evil at this time.” But the troll wouldn’t stop.
There was a lot more from the troll, too evil to print here but eventually poor fragile Danniella had suffered enough. She burst into floods of helpless tears and then posted the desperate tweet you see below.
Oh, you dumb-ass troll. You’re too lazy for proxies. You may have deleted your Twitter account but the police will soon track your IP address back to the filthy housing block that you call home. England is not a super big place. Already the police’s GPS is saying ‘that way’ and pointing right at you.
You’re not an anonymous troll anymore, you’re a nailed troll. See you in court.