Kerry Katona hits back at trolls who target daughter Molly's weight

Mum spoke out on Loose Women after daughter teased online

Kerry Katona appeared on Loose Women to hit back at online trolls that criticised her daughter's weight.

Kerry, 35, made a passionate appearance on the show to slam bullies who have targeted Molly, 14, about a picture of them on a roller coaster at Thorpe Park earlier this month.

Both Kerry and her daughter had to endure cruel online taunts about their appearance following the publication of the picture with some of the negative comments focusing on Molly's weight.

The ex-Atomic Kitten singer went on the show specifically to discuss the online bullies. Kerry said on the show: ‘It was the most unflattering picture of my daughter. I could see straight away what was going to happen - that it would revolve around her weight.'

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While on the Loose Women panel with Katie Price, Ruth Langsford, Janet Street-Porter and Linda Robson, Kerry also added: 'Molly wasn't upset. Fortunately it did make headlines about these people (trolls) because it goes to show what lowlife people are out there.'

Molly recorded a special message for her trolls which was broadcast live on air, saying: 'I just want to let you all know that trolling can be really hurtful and damage some peoples self-esteem.

'But personally it doesn't affect me because I'm a really strong person, and I was brought up by really strong parents and siblings. But I think it's kind of pathetic and childish.'

Molly is Kerry's oldest daughter with former husband with Brian McFadden. The now divorced couple also had 13-year-old Lilly-Sue McFadden together. Kerry has three other children Heidi, 9, Maxwell, 8 and Dylan-Jorge, 2.

What do you think of Molly and Kerry's response? Do you have any experience with online trolls? Leave your comments below

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