Are These The Kinda Comments I’d Receive If I Went On TV?

I watch The Only Way is Essex which would probably come as a surprise to many but I love the show, it’s my guilty pleasure! I get myself cosy on the sofa with something to munch on and just get lost in the world of Essex which I never take too seriously until last night. I was watching the show and Little Chris’ girlfriend Taylor was introduced to the show. Now I won’t lie and say that the  first thing I noticed was her eyes or something because that’s not true. My eyes went straight to her acne and that’s fine, because I suffer from acne too and my acne has been exactly like Taylor’s lately. The spots around the chin and cheeks indicate that it’s hormonal so she could be suffering from an imbalance of hormones and it’s an absolute nightmare. I’ve had moments where I haven’t wanted to leave my house let alone go on a TV show being watched by millions. That’s where I take my hat off to Taylor!

After the show finished, I went on to Twitter and noticed some of the vilest tweets I’ve ever come across. I know that Twitter is full of trolls but some of these tweets were just shocking and I think that’s because those are the same things someone would say about me if I go on TV. My skin is covered in acne and going on TV will open me up to a tonne of abuse and that’s probably why I’m so shocked at the comments because they’re personal for me.


I applaud Taylor for going on a show where fake boobs, extensions and lip gloss are arguably the most important thing so you wouldn’t be wrong for assuming that all people would do is comment on her looks. What a shallow world we live in..

10 Responses to Are These The Kinda Comments I’d Receive If I Went On TV?

  1. Unfortunately, that’s what people do: stay anonymously behind their computers and be mean bullies, “safe” in the knowledge that they will not be call up on that. I try to live by my late grandmother’s rule “if you have nothing nice to say, then don’t say anything”. It would be nice if other people could follow it too.

    • Hafsa Issa-Salwe

      Your grandmother was a wise lady! It’s true that if you have nothing nice to say then your mouth should stay shut but people seem to forget that when they’re on the Internet!

  2. I watched TOWIE last night, and have to admit I was shocked that such a ‘normal’ person was on the show. I was the same, the first thing I noticed was her skin and I felt terrible about that (as an acne sufferer myself), but in comparison with the artificial look of the majority of characters, Taylor stood out. I can’t help but think they focused on her face, close-up, more than necessary to the the storyline. Did they do it for a reaction?! I knew the Twitter backlash would be horrendous, Twitter trolls are AWFUL – but unavoidable these days. I hope she ignores the comments… I know I’d find it hard to!

    • Hafsa Issa-Salwe

      I felt the same too, the camera was a little faded but then they focused in on her skin and I was in for a shock. Her skin is in such contrast to the other girls on the show which is a big surprise.

  3. You are so right, people can be really mean and it is completely unnecessary! As you mentioned a possible hormonal imbalance I wondered if you had ever explored homeopathy? I have been seeing a homeopath for a little while now for hormonal imbalanced related issues and it really helped! Anyways it is just a suggestion, if you want the details of my homeopath just let me know.
    p.s Try not to let the acne get you down, you are beautiful!
    Nicola X x

  4. No worries. I’ve DM’d you via Twitter with the details. X x

  5. Yep I agree with you. Although I think that it was unfortunate she was put next to the girls from Towie who between them must been under the knife a good few times! Especially compared to the rest of the country they definitely don’t look normal – whereas Taylor is a lot more “normal” and a lot more like the kind of girl you’d see walking on the street.

  6. She seems like a nice girl so I hope she doesn’t see all of those comments. The only other person on TOWIE that has skin issues is Diags and he has also been on the receiving end of ridicule (although from his friends!) I think it’s refreshing to see “normal” people on the show! Now if only Made in Chelsea had a normal looking person…that’ll be the day!

  7. Ughh I’ve heard some really terrible things on Twitter… It takes a lot of courage to go on TV so I applaud her!

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