Jake Quickenden has beaten vicious trolls who sent messages that his one-month-old son Leo “needed Botox and looked weird.”
The reality star, 32, took to Instagram on Friday to get back to the comments when he shared an adorable photo of his little boy in a spotty blue baby suit.
He also defiantly pledged to keep posting snaps as he is happy to share all the ‘ups and downs’, adding that those who ‘troll an innocent child should seek help’.
Hit back: Jake Quickenden beat vicious trolls who sent messages that his month-old son Leo ‘needed Botox and looked weird’
The I’m A Celeb star, who shares Leo with girlfriend Sophie Church, 28, announced the birth of his first child in February and has spoken of trolls several times.
Coming back to the commenters on Friday, the proud dad wrote: ‘REAL POST … So in the last week this little guy has been told he needs Botox, that he’s so ugly and that he looks weird,
‘I have also been told to stay off social media if you don’t want to be cheated on, it’s so baffling to me that I should stay off social media if I don’t want my 4 week old kid dragged.
Tiny tot: The reality star, 32, took to Instagram on Friday to get back to the comments when he shared an adorable photo of his one-month-old boy in a spotty blue baby suit
‘I don’t mind people giving me s ** t no matter how sad it is, I had to get used to being called’ irrelevant ‘, ugly’, ‘attention seeking’ and the list goes on, but a Innocent kid to troll is so wrong and the people who are serious about it should seek help. ‘
Jake continued: ‘Also why should I stay away from social media if I don’t want him to be cheated on, some people’s thought process is shocking, maybe people just shouldn’t be trolling.
‘I enjoy social media, it is full of lovely people who support me and I like to share my ups and downs, I try to be as real as possible, but unfortunately social media has a dark side and something needs to be done about it.
‘Anyway! The lion is 4 weeks today! Nice finish. I love you son @leooliverq ‘
Terrible: Jake explained that he is used to trolling himself, but those who ‘troll an innocent child should seriously seek help’
Dozens of Jake’s friends quickly sent their support to him, agreeing that it is terrible that trolls are sometimes targeted by children.
Jordan Banjo wrote: ‘My brother, that’s one thing none of us can understand, we can be as polite as we want, but sometimes people feel comfortable because there is a screen, one day they will do it wrong person, what goes around comes around. ‘
While former Made In Chelsea’s Oliver Proudlock wrote: ‘Your boy is glorious my g !!! f ** k anyone who says otherwise. ‘
And Gabby Allen of Love Island wrote: ‘People are cruel and f ** n disgusting. Beauty comes from within anyway, so the only ones ugly are the ones who send trolls … love xx ‘
Support: A slew of famous friends of Jake’s sent their support in the comments, agreeing it’s awful that his infant son was targeted by trolls
Dan Osbourne also left a message of support for Jake, telling him: ‘We will never understand those kinds, they are not human, just absolute s ** m. ‘
Jake recently revealed that he is was forced to ‘question humanity’ after his ‘defenseless’ newborn son was maliciously cheated online.
He told MailOnline that he had lost hope in society after nasty comments – including death threats – given to baby Leo when he was only a few hours old.
In an exclusive interview, Jake, who currently stars on the MTV show Celebrity Bumps: Famous & Pregnant, admitted that he was used to being the target after a decade of working on TV – but his victimized son hit him harder .
‘It’s been hard’: Jake recently said in an exclusive interview with MailOnline that he has been forced to ‘question humanity’ after his ‘defenseless’ son was maliciously cheated online
He said: ‘I understand people might say I’m annoying and that I have big teeth or whatever – and I couldn’t really give a ***, but if it’s aimed at my baby or my madam, that’s not really public eye, or a newborn baby unable to defend itself, it makes you question humanity.
‘If you don’t like someone, you don’t have to tell them, it’s fine, just move on and don’t comment.
It was difficult with the comments, but the water is now off a duck’s back. I’ve had enough trolls over the past 10 years that you get used to it, but when it comes to your baby it’s a different matter.
“I’m sorry they have to be honest, if you have enough time to create a profile or comment on someone you don’t know it’s a reflection of yourself.”
Trolls fired negative comments at Jake after sharing a photo of him topless holding son Leo in his arms.
Family: The I’m A Celeb star shares Leo with girlfriend Sophie Church, 28 (pictured together)
Jake later explained that the photo was not for vanity, but his midwife had advised him to have “ skin-to-skin ” contact with Leo, which will allow the baby to relax and regulate his heart rate.
Now, three weeks after Leo was born, Jake admits that fatherhood is more difficult than he ever imagined.
He said, ‘I’m tired – I live off Red Bull but love every second. It’s amazing, but much more difficult than I thought. It’s draining and I’m tired all the time and I’m constantly cleaning up sick. There is no time to do housework.
‘It’s the lack of time, you are needed 24/7. I found myself calming him down, putting him down and thinking ‘I can brush my teeth’ but as soon as I leave the room I hear him crying so I hold him again.
“My mom used to say to me,” You’ll realize when you have your own, “and I always thought ‘whatever Mommy,’ but now I know how hard it is.”
In addition to being a father to Leo, Jake has also become very close with girlfriend Sophie’s seven-year-old son, Freddie, who she has from a previous relationship.
‘He’s my little best buddy’: Jake is not only a father to Leo, but also a close bond with girlfriend Sophie’s seven-year-old son, Freddie, who she has from a previous relationship