Trolls hound Rosie Jones off social media | Comic fed up of 'this centre of hate' © Jiksaw

Trolls hound Rosie Jones off social media

Comic fed up of 'this centre of hate'

Rosie Jones has deleted her account on X after receiving another barrage of abuse.

The comic has previously said she had developed a thick skin towards Troll – however the latest wave of hatred has apparently proved too much.

Explaining her decision, she said: ‘I’ve not felt a lot of joy from this social platform in a long time, so to come on and see I'm trending, yet again, is exhausting;

‘I could say comedy is subjective but the truth is the comments are hurtful. I used to love Twitter but I don't care for this centre of hate. Goodbye.’

Much of the abuse the 33-year-old receives derives from her cerebral palsy, while other comments are homophobic.

The latest wave appears to have been prompted by a question asking people to identify ‘a comedian you don't find funny at all’ which went viral;.

Jones previously addressed the ableist abuse she received in the controversially titled Channel 4 documentary Am I A R****d?

The comedian, who worked in TV production before turning to stand-up previously said of the online abuse: ‘I’d be lying if I said it didn’t upset me, but luckily I am surrounded by such a strong network of brilliant friends, family, colleagues who support me. 

‘Do I need a thick skin? Yes, I bloody do. But I’m able to switch it off, I don’t look at social media when I’m on TV and I focus on the positives.’

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Published: 19 May 2024

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