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One of the LADs who became a viral meme sensation following an infamous photo on a night out has hit back at trolls who mocked his grandad's funeral.
Alex Lacey and his mates Kevin Rooney, Jamie Phillips and Connor Humpage have taken a good roasting over their outfit choices on a fateful night out at All Bar One in Birmingham 18 months ago.
They've taken these jokes with grace and enjoyed a good laugh at their own expense; however, Alex now thinks a line needs to be drawn after somebody trawled through his Twitter account and posted a distasteful meme on a tweet about the death of his grandad, six years ago.
Had this cruel joke come at a worse time, the plumbing and heating engineer said it could have thrown him 'over the edge'.
Speaking to LADbible, the 26-year-old from Coventry said: "Going that far back into my Twitter account and using my grandad as a meme, it's just sickening."
Asked what his message to the troll would be, he said: "Just to re-evaluate what you're actually putting up online because it does have an effect on other people.
"You're putting it up for a laugh, trying to get on the bandwagon, when you're ruining people's lives at the end of the day. You have an effect on them."
He continued: "I'm alright. If I wasn't at the stage I am today, if this happened a couple of weeks ago when I was in my bad frame of mind, it would have literally thrown me off the edge."
Opening up about the cruelty of the keyboard warrior in a post on Instagram, Alex urged people to 'be kind'.
He said: "There's always one who takes it too far.
"People going all the way back to the day of my grandad's funeral just to make a meme is where a line has to be drawn.
"We can all take the banter but this is just f***ing vile. It's about time people were held accountable for the things they post online.
"Me and the boys will be using our platform to do everything we can to change the attitudes and stigma towards men's mental health. Be kind. It's not f***ing hard."
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