Natalie Barr reveals the dark side of social media and what made her ‘cry in the corner’
Sunrise star Natalie Barr has revealed the true extent of the social media trolling she has been subjected to online.
At one point, the star was forced to turn off notifications on Twitter due to the constant stream of abuse, The Daily Telegraph reported on Wednesday.
According to the publication, Nat, 53, made the allegations during the Australian Women’s Weekly luncheon on Wednesday.
Truth: Sunrise’s Natalie Barr, 53, (pictured) revealed the truth about how viciously she was trolled online by saying she “went in the corner and cried” at an event for the Australian Women’s Weekly on Wednesday, as reported by The Daily Telegraph
“I had to turn off the notifications on Twitter,” the TV star said.
“I cried, I went into a corner and then I thought ‘I’m strong, but what about the poor 15-year-old girl in the schoolyard? How does she deal with this?”
Natalie has previously stated that she “removes and blocks” people who abuse social media against her.
Unplugged: ‘I cried, I went into a corner and then I thought ‘I’m strong, but what about the poor 15-year-old girl in the schoolyard? How does she deal with this?” she said
Nat had a tough time getting the job after she replaced host Sam Armytage on the hit breakfast show.
The pair even battled rumors of a feud with Sam lashing out at Nat after she took over the role of female anchor on the series.
Also at the awards, Nat responded to rumors that her co-star David Koch would be retiring soon.
Stay put: When asked about her co-star’s future, Natalie said, “I think we should all retire one day — he’s got years left in him! No time soon.’ Natalie and Kochie in the picture
When asked about her co-star’s future, Natalie replied, “I think we should all retire one day – he’s got years left in him! No time soon.’
When asked who should replace the 65-year-old when he eventually retires, Barr replied, “He’s not going anywhere, so I don’t think we need to worry about that.”
On Sunrise’s ongoing rating war with Channel 9’s flagship Today, the mother of two admitted: ‘We always love competition – it would be pretty boring if we didn’t have competition so we are so grateful to all our viewers who come with us. stuck.’
Ratings: On Sunrise’s ongoing ratings war with Channel 9’s flagship Today, the mother of two admitted: ‘We always like competition – it would be pretty boring if we didn’t have competition so we are so grateful to all our viewers who stuck with us.’
Reflecting on her show’s years of dominance since Koch became the host, Natalie said, “18 years — I think it’s time to think and say wow.”
“We’re 18, and being number one for so long is a little humbling.”
She added: “I’ve messaged so many people like, ‘Wow, my kids are the same age as you! I remember breastfeeding my babies in the living room and watching you when your kids were babies too.” It’s just a really nice feeling.’
The Australian Women’s Weekly, in partnership with La Trobe Financial, this week hosted the ninth annual Women of the Future Awards lunch and ceremony, recognizing and celebrating young Australian women pioneers, at Sydney’s Opera House.
Since 2013, the Women of the Future awards have helped exceptional young women between the ages of 18 and 34 develop life-changing projects.
This year saw a range of impressive entries, with strong themes around disability, conservation and consent.
Gone girl: Nat stepped into the hosting spot vacated by Samantha Armytage (pictured) during the breakfast show earlier this year