The Voice UK's Ruth Brown abused on Twitter
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How disappointing, but perhaps inevitable, to learn that The Voice UK's Ruth Brown has been subjected to abuse on Twitter about her weight.
The 20-year-old Londoner's powerful performances have seen bookies slash odds on her winning the BBC talent show.
But not even her status as an audience favourite has stopped diatribes about her weight from a minority of users of the social networking site.
The extremely personal comments included one that branded her an "ugly fat cow". Ruth highlighted some of the insults, then wrote: "Ok I'm big, get over it."
Hundreds of followers and fans sprang to her defence. In response, Ruth later tweeted: "Not gonna lie those comments did hurt, but I'm getting my dream and have amazing support thank you all."
Ruth Brown is an amazing contestant with the potential to go far. Her commanding voice soared above the highly unflattering styling (what were they thinking?), and that's the biggest testament to her talent.
How surprised are you by the insults Ruth Brown received? Share your view by leaving a comment.
MSN TV Editor - Lorna Cooper
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does it matter what ruth jones,or any other singer,looks like?isn't it about the voice?i think these trolls really need to get a life.
beautiful soulful voice, a radiant face Ruth is a revelation. The ugly ones are those who think that beauty is just a physical fhing. where is their inner soul!!
personally i think she looks beautiful even tho i aint watched the voice on tv i just saw it on msn few mins ago and i thought that i should comment and here goes
i got a tummy and to be honest im gunna be sleeping warm tonight =) lol
and ms ruth brown is a beautiful woman who cares about weight
the old saying goes like this
"you are who you are"
this goes for everyone who has a bit of weight ignore the kids and the immature childish people they just jealous cuz us "fat people" are sleeping warm and they are not lol
too many people have too much to say, and not on the right subjects.
leave the poor girl alone, they're are only jealous because they probably have as much talent as a sponge. size has bog all to do with anything. god made us in all shapes and sizes, if we all looked the same the world would be a boring place.
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