Jesy Nelson opens up about cruel abuse from online bullies who left her in floods of tears

The singer was taunted by trolls after finding fame

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by Owen Tonks |
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Jesy Nelson has opened up about receiving vile online abuse which often left her in tears.

The singer said she would frequently receive “disgusting” comments from people on social media after rising to fame with her band Little Mix.

Former X Factor contestant Jesy, who is engaged to Rixton musician Jake Roche, is trying to stand strong and rise above the bullying but does still find it difficult.

She told Cosmopolitan: “It used to make me cry. I was shocked at the time. I was a young girl and I thought, ‘What have I done to you? Why do you have to be mean to me?’

“I’m not a nasty person and I took it to heart. Some of the things people said were disgusting. It really affected me.”

Jesy has battled online bullying ever since her days on The X Factor in 2011 when she was taunted by cruel viewers for her weight.

At the time she hit out, telling heat magazine: “When you’ve got your own insecurities and then people write them on websites for everyone to see, it just makes you feel really rubbish...

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“Kimberley in Girls Aloud always got picked on for being curvier than the others, so I knew I would.

“But it’s not until you actually see it that it hits you. I thought I’d be alright and then I saw it and just burst out crying.”

Luckily, Jesy has her friends and fellow bandmates Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Perrie Edwards and Jade Thirlwall on hand to pick her up when she's feeling low.

The star says the girls are best friends and previously went as far as to say they are “addicted” to each other.

On being in Little Mix with the other girls, Jesy said: “To be honest, we’re just loving what we’re doing and we get to experience all of this together, which is amazing. There aren’t many people who can say they see different things every day.

“We genuinely get on so well, and even though we’re in each other’s pockets, we never argue – and no one believes us, but even when we get done with work for the day, we still have sleepovers.

“It’s like we’re addicted to each other.”

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