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Jake Quickenden Says Mums Have Been The Worst Trolls Against Baby Son Leo

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Jake Quickenden Says Mums Have Been The Worst Trolls Against Baby Son Leo

Jake Quickenden has revealed that mothers have been the worst when it comes to trolling his newborn baby, Leo.

The X Factor star, 32, and his partner Sophie Church welcomed their adorable son in February, but ever since, they have been bombarded with nasty comments from trolls, including suggestions he needs "botox" and even messages saying "drown your baby".

Now, Jake has revealed that the majority of nasty comments come from mothers themselves.

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Speaking to Metro in partnership with greetings card company thortful, for their new initiative on Mental Health Awareness, he said: "More often than not - which is surprising to me - it's the mums.

"Usually the hate that I used to get from lads, which is understandable. Lads pick on and give s**t to other lads, if they're jealous of them or whatever. But [the messages about Leo] seems to be mums, and there's groups on Facebook discussing the way that I parent or the way that he looks.

Jake Quickenden and his partner welcomed son Leo in February (Credit: Instagram)
Jake Quickenden and his partner welcomed son Leo in February (Credit: Instagram)

"I'm thinking, God, you've been there, you've been a new parent and you know that it's hard. We should be supporting each other. These are mums and they've got their own kids... It was a little bit surprising if I'm honest".

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The reality star has previously been open about the vile DMs he's received about his son, Leo, and urged a change in the laws.

"It hurt, but you have to ask yourself, 'Why are people doing this?'," he said to New! magazine. "Sophie received one saying, 'Why don't you drown your baby.' Something must change with the online laws."

Jake has also pleaded with trolls to "seek help" after they attacked his son online.

Jake Quickenden called out internet trolls for criticising his newborn son's looks (Credit: Jake Quickenden/ Instagram)
Jake Quickenden called out internet trolls for criticising his newborn son's looks (Credit: Jake Quickenden/ Instagram)
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"REAL POST... So in the past week this little man has been told he needs Botox, that he's ugly as f**k and that he's weird looking, me myself have also been told stay off social media if you don't want to be trolled, it's so baffling to me that I should have to stay off social media if I don't want my four-week-old trolled," he wrote on social media last month," he wrote.

"I don't mind people giving me s**t, as sad as it is I've had to get used to being called 'irrelevant', 'ugly', 'attention seeking', and the list goes on.

"But to troll a innocent child is so wrong and the people doing it seriously need to seek help.

"Also why should I stay off social media if I don't want him trolled the thought process of some people is shocking, maybe people just shouldn't troll?

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"I enjoy social media it's full of lovely people who are supportive and I like sharing my ups and downs, I try and be real as possible, but unfortunately there is a dark side of social media and something needs doing about it.

"Anyway rant over! The lion is four weeks today! Cute af! Love you son @leooliverq."

Jake, Leo, Sophie and her son, Freddie (Credit: Instagram)
Jake, Leo, Sophie and her son, Freddie (Credit: Instagram)

Jake and his girlfriend Sophie named their son Leo Oliver in honour Jake's late brother Oliver, who sadly died following a battle with bone cancer in 2012.

The arrival of the Dancing On Ice champ's little one comes after Sophie suffered a miscarriage in 2019.

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Adorable Leo has joins Jake, Sophie and her six-year-old son, Freddie, from a previous relationship.

If you've been affected by this story, you can seek support from BulliesOut charity here, and donate to support their work to end online bullying.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram

Topics: Celebrity News

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