Sarah Millican stands up to Twitter trolls who judge her appearance: ‘I’m a comedian not a model’

Sarah Millican has had the last laugh over her Twitter trolls after she stood up to them following a red carpet appearance.


by Fiona Day |
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The comedian wore a floral gown to last year’s BAFTAs, but was harshly criticised on Twitter for her choice of outfit.

With her natural habitat being the stage, comedienne Sarah felt uncomfortable on the red carpet.

‘I had a few awkward photos taken by the wall of the paparazzi. Awkward as I’m not a model (I’m a comedian), have never learnt to pose on a red carpet (I’m a comedian) and I have pretty low self-esteem.’

She also explained why she chose to get her dress from John Lewis rather than pick an expensive designer number to grace the red carpet in.

Sarah wore this dress from John Lewis to the event
Sarah wore this dress from John Lewis to the event

‘Fancy designer shops are out for me as I’m size 18, sometimes 20, and I therefore do not count as a woman to them,’ she says.

Rather than take it lying down, Sarah wrote a witty retort in the latest edition of Radio Times, well and truly putting the Twitter trolls in their place.

She wrote: ‘Literally thousands of messages from people criticising my appearance. I was fat and ugly as per usual. My dress (the one that caused ooohs in a department store fitting room?) was destroyed by the masses. I looked like a nana, my dress was disgusting, was it made out of curtains, why was I wearing black shoes with it. I cried. I cried in the car.’

‘And that wasn’t the end. The next day, I was in newspapers pilloried for what I was wearing. I was discussed and pulled apart on ‘Lorraine’. I’m sorry. I thought I had been invited to such an illustrious event because I am good at my job.’

She then asks: ‘Why does it matter so much what I was wearing? Why did no one ask my husband where he got his suit from? I felt wonderful in that dress. And surely that’s all that counts.’

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