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Zara McDermott: Revenge Porn: Fans Praise Tearful Star For 'Brave' Documentary

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Zara McDermott: Revenge Porn: Fans Praise Tearful Star For 'Brave' Documentary

Fans have heaped praise on Made in Chelsea star Zara McDermott for speaking out about being a victim of revenge porn in her powerful new documentary.

Titled Zara McDermott: Revenge Porn, the one-off doc follows the 24-year-old as she speaks candidly about having intimate nude photos leaked while she starred in Love Island back in 2018.

You can see a clip of Zara discussing her experiences below.

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She also revealed how she was still affected from being a victim of revenge porn aged just 14, when a boy who had asked her to send naked photos then distributed them around school.

Zara tearfully revealed while she was excluded from school for sending the photo, the boy in question received no punishment.

Zara spoke candidly about her experience the documentary (Credit: BBC Three)
Zara spoke candidly about her experience the documentary (Credit: BBC Three)

The documentary saw Zara explore whether perpetrators should be receiving harsher punishments for their actions, as well as speaking to other women who had also had intimate pictures shared online.

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After watching the 60 minute programme, viewers took to Twitter to thank Zara for her bravery around such a difficult subject.

"Cannot recommend Zara McDermott's BBC Three documentary 'Revenge Porn' enough. There is not enough discussion on this stigmatised topic," one fan wrote.

Another added: "Everyone watch Zara McDermott's documentary 'Revenge Porn' on BBC, Especially guys. It's not the girl that should be embarrassed and bullied, but the guy that sends the picture to people. Society is messed up."

Zara fell victim to leaked nude photos while on 2018's Love Island (Credit: ITV)
Zara fell victim to leaked nude photos while on 2018's Love Island (Credit: ITV)
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A third said: "So much respect to Zara McDermott for the revenge porn documentary, such an eye opener and a topic that needs to be talked about!! if you haven't already it's a must watch."

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While a fourth wrote: "Absolutely choked watching Zara McDermott's revenge porn documentary. I have so many memories of this happening at school and of the 'send me a pic' culture. It was nothing short of traumatic. My heart goes out to anyone that's been affected in this way."

"Triggering but essential watch," added a fifth. "Very brave of Zara McDermott to share her story."

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Zara has been praised for sharing her story (Credit: BBC)
Zara has been praised for sharing her story (Credit: BBC)

Zara has also spoken out about the trauma she still feels after being a victim of revenge porn.

"I got to a place where I was suicidal. That's how bad it was," she told BBC News after the documentary was released. "Knowing that when [the images] came out, I was actually going to be bullied more - that was something I couldn't bear. I'd say it does still affect me to this day."

Featured Image Credit: BBC Three

Topics: made in chelsea, BBC, Dating, Zara Mcdermott, Sex & Relationships, Documentary, Love Island

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