Fats Timbo has revealed the genius way she tackled trolls who mocked her.
The 26-year-old comedian and social media star was born with dwarfism and previously revealed that she faces ‘hate and prejudice’ on a daily basis.
Over the Halloween period, Fats – who prefers the term little people – went viral on Instagram when she shared a video of herself scaring local shoppers while dressed as Chucky.
Speaking exclusively to MailOnline, the Don’t Look Down star revealed she chose the serial killer doll for her costume because vile trolls had previously compared the two.
She explained: “People troll me I said I look like Chucky, so I thought the best way to own this is to dress like Chucky!’
Don’t mess with her: Don’t Look Down star Fats Timbo has revealed the genius way she got her own support against mean trolls who mocked her dwarfism
Viral video: Over the Halloween season, Fats – who prefers the term little people – went viral on Instagram when she shared a video of herself scaring local shoppers while dressed as Chucky
Fats continued, “It is helped my mental health so much that I immediately blocked trolls and certain keywords.
“When you get a viral video, it’s best not to look at the comments because along with good comments you also see a lot of bad comments and it’s human nature to focus on that.”
Social media star Fats rose to fame after appearing on Channel 4’s The Undateables in 2018 and recently taking part in the Stand Up To Cancer series Don’t Look Down.
The show followed a group of celebrities, led by Paddy McGuinness, as they took part in TV’s scariest challenge show, training for the world’s first wire walk, 100 feet above the London Stadium.
Paddy was joined in the Austrian Alps by Beverley Callard, Anton Ferdinand, Kimberly Wyatt, Chris Hughes, David Ginola, Charley Boorman, GK Barry and Victoria Pendleton for training, where they were taught by high-wire runner extraordinaire Jade Kindar-Martin.
Speaking about training for the show, Fats confessed: ‘It was probably one of the scariest things I’ve ever done in my life. I had a few panic attacks because of it!’
Still, she called the program “changing her life,” explaining, “It has taught me to be more resilient in life.
‘It’s taught me that whatever you put your mind to, you can do it, because at first I really wanted to quit. I really felt like I couldn’t do it anymore.’
Hitting back: Speaking to MailOnline, the Don’t Look Down star revealed she chose the serial killer doll for her costume because vile trolls had previously compared the two
One to watch: Fats recently took part in the Stand Up To Cancer series Don’t Look Down, with Chris Hughes, Beverley Callard, David Ginola, GK Barry, Anton Ferdinand, Victoria Pendleton, Charley Boorman, Kimberley Wyatt and Paddy McGuinness and said it changed her life
She continued, “I felt like it would hinder me because of my disability, but I was one of the people who did really well! I was better than the athletes!
‘I was very proud of myself and we raised a lot of money.” Yes, I fell, but when you fall, you have to get back up and that’s it A metaphor for life, right?’
As for signing up for the show as the only contestant with dwarfism, she mused, “Whatever I can’t do, I find a way around it, so this was no different.”
‘I thought it might take longer, that it might hurt more, but I can’t let that stop me, because what message does that send to other people with disabilities?
‘And I wanted to represent as much as possible for people with disabilities. I’m glad I did because I got so many messages saying, “Oh my God, I felt your pain. Life wasn’t easy for a lot of us. And you proved that and you really screwed up.”
“So it was heartwarming to see messages like that and that’s why I did it.”
Fats hopes to continue to inspire others with her book, Main character Energy, who says: ‘My main goal in life is to continue to represent. I want to teach people something how to be fearless in life.”
She is also keen to do more charity work and is currently an ambassador for Christmas Jumper Day, which has raised more than £35 million since 2012 to help transform the lives of children around the world.
Speaking about her involvement in the campaign, Fats said: ‘I’m really passionate about helping children, it’s really important to help people who are in need.
‘Christmas Sweater Day helps more than 100 countries around the world and I wanted to support a cause that supports so many children.’
To take part, get together with friends, family, colleagues or classmates and put on your favorite sustainable jumper on Thursday 7 December, and donate £2 (or £1 for children) to Save the Children.
All funds raised will help some of the most disadvantaged children around the world, including Britain, to access food, healthcare and education.
For more information and registration, visit www.christmasjumperday.org.
Charity: Fays is also keen to do more charity work and is currently an ambassador for Christmas Jumper Day on December 7