Gogglebox star Tom Malone Jr opened up about the racist abuse he received online for supporting the Black Lives Matter movement.
The TV star attended a Black Lives Matter protest in Manchester as a first date with his girlfriend Bryony Briscoe last year.
Tom shared with BBC News: “Because they know that we advocate for the Black Lives Matter movement, and for equality, we get people who make new troll accounts [just to troll us].
“And it’s just abuse after abuse. There was one comment where someone referred to Bryony as my slave. It was disgusting.”
His girlfriend Bryony confessed it isn’t the first time she’s “heard it”.
“When we’re working so hard to make the world a better place, it’s just boring when you’ve got the same people, saying the same things that were said 50, 100 years ago,” she added.
Tom said that vile trolls have commented on his social media pages, telling him to “get a white girl”.
“This [one guy] referred to Bryony as a primate,” he said.
After George Floyd was killed by a police officer in Minneapolis last year, the world took to the streets to protest.
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Some social media users appeared less than pleased when Tom and his girlfriend joined the important demonstrations and chose to leave racist abuse in his DMs.
“For people who were obviously opposed to that, their easiest way to hit back at what we stood for and target the fact that she’s obviously mixed race and has heritage on both sides,” he previously told The Sun.
“It’s a lot, even now we still get it. It’s not just her as well, we get it a lot as a couple.”
He said: “It was more of a shock how strong it was and how persistent people were.
“People would make one fake account and you’d block it and then another one pops up, it’s clearly the same person with fake pictures and stuff.”
Watch the full report on BBC News, Thursday 27 May or on BBC iPlayer now.