Emily Atack Reveals Vile And Terrifying Sexual Harassment Messages She Has Received
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Emily Atack has spoken out about the horrendous sexual harassment she receives from strangers online.
Emily, 30, explained that over the last couple of years, and since appearing on I'm a Celeb, the messages she receives on social media have become increasingly concerning, as well as noticeably "more sexually aggressive".
Writing about her experience for Grazia she said: "My Instagram DM section has now become a realm of sexually abusive comments, pictures, videos (yes- videos!) that I have absolutely no control over. I've tried blocking people, they create new accounts, and blocking one person doesn't stop 27 new reprobates from joining the d*** pic queue."
Emily went on to explain that although she "hates to admit it" the messages have made her question the way she "speaks, acts and behaves".
Explaining how she's a very open person, Emily said she has always talked about her own sexual experiences because that is her choice.
"I enjoy sharing anecdotes and I want to make people laugh. But this is always in an environment where I am comfortable to do so: it's my choice," she continued.
The former Inbetweeners star - who is now a captain on Celebrity Juice - has said that, worryingly, the abusive messages aren't confined to her social media DMs.
Emily said in the past, men have exposed themselves in the street, grabbed her bum and followed her home. She explained that, on these occasions, she had involved the police and it had been dealt with.
However, when it comes to social media harassment, Emily said she feels "there is a blind spot" whether you are in the public eye or not.
She also explained that she had never considered calling the police about the messages, something she finds interesting.
"When it comes to words written and sent to my direct messages, words like, 'I am going to f*** you with the telescope I'm using to spy on you', or a video of a man wanking and ejaculating, why does my brain automatically tell me I need to just ignore the knot in my stomach, and forget about it?" She wrote.
Emily added that while most of the time she can laugh the messages off, there are many who are "crippled with anxiety" over the issue.
Calling for an end to unsolicited messages, she pointed out: "Life is hard enough for everyone at the moment. And we don't need another pic of a floppy d*** to prove it guys."
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