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Trolls target Rosie Jones after Question Time appearance

‘The sad thing is that I’m not surprised'

Rosie Jones has hit back at the trolls who targeted her following her appearance on Question Time.

The comedian said she had received abuse because of her   cerebral palsy after appearing on the BBC One show last night.

On Twitter, she said: ‘The sad thing is that I’m not surprised at the ableist abuse I’ve received tonight regarding my appearance on Question Time.

‘It’s indicative of the country we live in right now. I will keep on speaking up, in my wonderful voice, for what I believe in’

While on Question Time, the 31-year-old spoke of how so many people feel let down by the government and police, particularly over women’s safety.

She said: ‘Right now there’s a government inquiry and a Met inquiry and they really feel like they’re both PR stunts. I really don’t feel, as a woman, that either care about my safety.’

‘I don’t feel with police officers and we need to get to a place where women, but also any minority, if they’re a woman, if they’re disabled, if they’re in the LGBT spectrum, or a person of colour, the fact is right now in the UK, they don’t feel safe at night. And that is a scary place to live in.’

After Jones revealed the online abuse she received, she was inundated with messages of support.

Richard Osman said: ‘Rosie, you're changing the world for the better. Which is a gig you didn't apply for, but there you are, up on the stage. Very proud to know you.’

Marcus Brigstocke said: ‘Love you  @josierones  and love your voice and your delivery!’

And fellow comic Alice Fraser added: ‘You’re a brilliant and hilarious and important voice. Boo to all of the weird insecure jerks’

Published: 8 Oct 2021

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