‘Thank goodness I’m not there’: Katie Piper says she ‘feels sorry’ for people who troll her and stresses social media is ‘positive’ for her
Katie Piper started candidly about her experience of online bullying and says she feels sorry for trolls who come from “a really awful place.”
The TV personality, 37, believes that those who bully others online are already in a difficult place themselves, as she gave advice on how to deal with the negativity.
Speak against The mirror, she explained, “I suppose if you see something that’s from a really awful place, you just know it’s really from a awful place and a place of suffering.”
Bullying: Katie Piper has spoken candidly about her experience with online bullying and says she feels sorry for trolls who come from ‘a really awful place’
She continued: ‘So what you can do is take a step back and say this is not about me, this is about the person giving it away and what a horrible place that must be. Thank goodness I’m not here. ‘
Katie has been through a host of mean comments as she was the target of mean trolls on social media after sharing footage of her recovery from eye surgery.
However, the star has emphasized that you can make your response to these comments ‘uplifting’ and ‘separate yourself from them’.
“You don’t want to try to fight it by being dirty for a moment,” she added.
Advice: The TV personality, 37, believes those who bully others online are already in a tough place herself, as she gives her best advice on how to deal with the negativity
Katie insisted that she saw social media as a ‘positive place’ for her as most of her online fans are ‘like-minded individuals’.
In March, Katie underwent successful surgery for a skin graft on her eye as part of her ongoing recovery.
The charity’s founder has undergone more than 400 surgeries following the 2008 sulfuric acid attack organized by her ex-partner Daniel Lynch.
‘Positive Place’: Katie insisted that she saw social media as a ‘positive place’ for her as most of her online fans are ‘like-minded individuals’
A representative for Katie told MailOnline that she was on her way to recovery from her latest procedure, which came as part of a long-term plan to improve the condition of her so-called ‘good eye’.
In a statement, Katie’s rep said: “ Katie is resting and recovering from her latest surgery – it’s part of a long-term treatment plan in front of her eyes after the injuries she sustained more than a decade ago.
Yesterday’s successful procedure was a skin graft on her right upper eyelid – this is her ‘good’ eye, her left side is completely blind. Katie thanks everyone for their kindness and the thousands of warm wishes she has received over the past 24 hours. ‘
Katie survived a sulfuric acid attack staged by her ex-boyfriend in 2008, which caused significant damage to her face and left her blind in one eye.
The gruesome attack was orchestrated by her ex-boyfriend Daniel, but was carried out by accomplice Stefan Sylvestre in a pre-planned street attack outside her North London home.
Lynch was subsequently given two life sentences, while Sylvestre served six years of his own life sentence. He was released in 2018.
Surgery: In March, Katie underwent successful surgery for a skin graft on her eye as part of her ongoing recovery