Helen Flanagan hits back after troll tells her to 'stop moaning about your kids!'
24 November 2019, 09:04 | Updated: 24 November 2019, 10:07
The Coronation Street star has responded to a mum-shamer who has criticised her for 'moaning' when she said she locked herself in the bathroom to get a moment of 'peace'.
She is a dedicated mother to two young daughters, Matilda, four, and 17-month old Delilah, whom she has with fiancé Scott Sinclair, but last night she received backlash when a troll who criticised her for 'moaning' about parenthood after she told how she struggled to get a moment of 'peace'.
It's an all-too-common problem among parents with young kids and she took to the site to ask fellow parents if they ever locked themselves in the toilet to get some quiet time. She highlighted how she was feeling on her Instagram stories but then received criticism from a troll in the form of a DM who said: 'Stop ranting about ur kids!
'Buckle up and get on with it!!! There are some people who are unable to conceive then u have people like urself moaning!
'It’s part of the process get on with it and stop RANTING! Which is what your doing.'
Responding to person, the 29-year-old soap actress described herself as an 'honest mother' and added that she herself had friends who couldn't conceive.
She replied: 'Actually. I am honest on my Instagram so other mums can identity with me and feel less on their own.
'I am supportive of other women.'
Writing on top of a screen grab of the exchange, she wanted to highlight to her followers the types of messages she gets: 'Direct messages like this. I have friends very close to me who have struggled to conceive.'
Helen's response comes after she recently gave a new interview to OK! Magazine, in which she discussed her feelings about the pressure new mums are under to bounce back into shape.
Insisting it wasn't important, she said: 'I never went on a post-baby diet. I hate diets and don't think they're healthy... Having two daughters, I don't want either of them to ever say, "I can't eat this".'