She took to social media to blast cruel Twitter trolls who insulted her daughter’s appearance on The Voice last weekend, and today actress Kym Marsh opened up on the “disgusting” abuse they have endured since.
Appearing on ITV’s Loose Women, the Coronation Street star admitted that she was shocked by the level of abuse levelled towards 17-year-old Emilie.
“People are entitled to their opinions and people can say whatever they like about me, but you can’t attack a child about their appearance,” said Kym.
Kym appeared on the opening episode of the BBC talent show, cheering on Emilie as she took part in the blind auditions. Emilie failed to get any of the four judges to press their buzzers with her version of Zedd’s Clarity, with Tom Jones and Ricky Wilson going on to admit that they regretted their decisions.
However, soon after Emilie’s audition, she and mum Kym began to receive cruel and abusive taunts about Emilie’s performance and image on social media.
“It was disgusting. It’s those kinds of people that add to the flames to things like eating disorders, and it’s really bad. It’s so sick,” added Kym.
On a happier note, Kym praised fiancé Dan Hooper as a stepdad to her three children, saying that he asked them first before proposing to her.
“We’re very much a family unit,” said the star.
Kym is known for her close relationship with her children, and recently came under fire after being photographed on a night out with Emilie, where the 17-year-old was smoking.