'World's Hottest Gran' Hits Back At Online Trolls
The 'world's hottest gran', Gina Stewart is huge on Instagram, with over 143,000 followers at the moment. While most of them give her nothing but compliments on her looks, she has to deal with her fair share of trolls.
Gina, 49, has opened up about her struggle dealing with nasty comments on social media.
Although she works as a model, she is also a mother of four, and a gran.
Last year she made headlines when she beat thousands of younger women to get through to the finals of Maxim's Finest Australia.
But it wasn't all fun and games for Gina, when internet trolls started to give her abuse for sharing the pictures she did, saying that someone of her age shouldn't be exposing so much of their body.
Firstly, how is it anyone else's place to tell her what to do with her own body, and secondly: if you don't like it, don't follow her. Seems simple to me?
Although, I imagine ignoring those sorts of comments isn't easy, and Gina describes it as 'soul destroying', saying she questioned giving up her modelling career.
Posting on Instagram, she says she is a target for online bullies daily.
She wrote: "Fortunately I have built up a resilience to it but some are not so fortunate and have taken their own lives.
"I stand behind and am happy to be part of an organisation called icaniwill.org.au @icaniwillaustralia.
"It's an organisation working with influencers talking inclusion against online bullying for youth suicide prevention throughout Australia and USA.
"Words do hurt people especially negative, personal attacks and there are laws in place , so watch out Trolls!"
She continued: "Our youth are so important to us and having laws to protect anyone from bad online behaviour is a must , as it goes a long way in preventative measures to protect fragile people."
Australia recently convicted an internet troll for the first time - and Gina says it's a 'sad portrayal of human nature'.
She added: "These same trolls attack a lot of people in the public eye and you can see them in the comments section of online news media, ripping people apart about their features and body image, with vicious and defaming comments.
"I think people need to be educated that laws are now in place and we social media influencers are watching you so be careful. Your words can lead to a suicide.
"Share your acts of kindness, kindness is easy and simple to practice everyday. "
Wise words, Gina.
Featured Image Credit: Instagram/GinaStewartofficial