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Susanna Reid takes ‘step back’ from social media after ‘vicious’ trolling

Susanna Reid has said she is taking a “step back” from social media after the “nastiness” left her at “breaking point”.

The Good Morning Britain co-host, 49, said she had a “thick skin” thanks to her work in TV.

But in her Daily Mail column, Reid said that she is criticised every morning for her outfits, hair and make-up.

The presenter said she is “regularly instructed to pipe down because I am a woman” and “informed I am too fat, too thin, too old and too stupid.”

Reid added that the “personal viciousness” intensified in recent weeks following her “outrage” over the murder of George Floyd.

Reid said trolls regularly tell her she is “too fat, too thin, too old and too stupid”(PA)

Reid urged social media giants to “clean up their act” and said there “is a whole other level of viciousness directed at black people in the media”.

She wrote in her column: “I’m finally at breaking point, and I’m taking a step back from all the nastiness…

“I’m not willing to let the abusers win, but I’ve turned off all notifications and stopped checking my phone.

“I’ll be blocking the worst trolls, and looking at my feed only when I need information on a news story.”

Speaking on Good Morning Britain earlier this week, Reid told her co-host Piers Morgan that she had decided to step back from social media after he noted the “level of racism spewing on social media right now.”

With additional reporting by Press Association.


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