Tricia Malik, mum of the famous Zayn Malik has joined Twitter in an effort to protect her son from internet trolls.
Zayn, a member of the popular UK boy band One Direction has reportedly had abuse hurled at him on the social networking site because of his Asian ethnicity and Muslim religion. He has removed himself from Twitter because of the reported abuse.
Tricia who quickly amassed over 40,000 twitter followers responded to one abuser with this tweet “Hope you’re happy now that zayn noticed your tweet !! you can’t even imagine how it made him upset you psyco X- (sic)”
The star’s mum has faced backlash from some users who claim that she is attempting to piggyback her son’s fame.
What would you do if your child started to receive abusive tweets or Facebook posts which deeply upset them?
Do you think ‘Least said, soonest mended’ is the best way forward or do you feel that internet bullies should be dealt with in a more professional way?
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