Friday 15 December 2017

Jeremy Clarkson's daughter implores trolls to think before they type after cruel jibes

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Jeremy Clarkson's daughter has implored online trolls to think before they type after she faced a string of nasty comments on an old photograph resurfaced.

Emily Clarkson was on the receiving end of mean jibes after she made a job about her father's new job with Amazon Prime. She tweeted a picture of her father with the message: “So, is he going to be delivering my parcels then?”

Not long after that, an unflattering photo of her taken three years ago resurfaced. The photo shows her pulling a funny face beside a Ferrari. A large number of commenters on a popular news website began to target to the 20-year-old by posting nasty comments.

"Fatty boom boom alert", "She looks like a skank", "Has Clarkson's daughter eaten Richard Hammond?" and "She looks like a skank" were just a few of the malicious comments.

The jibes inspired Emily to make a video detailing who she is and why making cruel comments online is not okay,

The video begins with the words: “I work hard. I love my family. I love my friends. I run a happiness blog I am a happy person. I do NOT own a Ferrari.”

She also brings reference to the picture that caused the nastiness in the first place.

“I hate this photo. I didn’t know I was going to be photographed. I was 17. I had not spent the day in hair and make-up. Why would I?

“I am a daughter. I am a sister. I am a friend. I am a human. And so are you. And so, from one human to another, I implore you to think before you write. I implore you to think about the pain you cause. I implore you to be kind.”

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