CORONATION Street star Kimberley Hart Simpson has posted an emotional video of her reaction to being told to "lose a stone" by trolls who slammed her "thunder thighs and cellulite".
The former Hollyoaks actress, 33, plays Nicky Wheatley on the cobbles.
This week she experienced severe online abuse after being pictured working out in the park wearing a leotard.
Opening up about how she read "sexist" comments about her weight, Kimberley captioned the video: "Being trolled. Contains swearing and a heavy amount of emotion."
She told fans: "The comments about me were that I 'look like a hoe', I need a stylist, it looks like I'm wearing a parachute, that I'm disgusting, that I'm ugly.
"I was standing next to my co-star Sean Ward and the comments about him were 'he's gorgeous'.
"He is gorgeous by the way, fact, but it's interesting how we talk about two different genders. "
She continued: "I did a photo shoot in gym gear and it goes online and the comments are 'you're fat', 'you're ugly', 'you need to lose a stone', thunder thighs, cellulite, 'mum bod', 'gym gear? more like Jim's burger van'.
"The list goes on. I know this doesn't solely belong to me. A lot of people are getting trolled.
"We are normalised to it, but this isn't normal.
"You're not going to affect my self-confidence, but I am somebody's daughter. My mum had to read those comments, and that's horrible for them.
"The world is really difficult right now and we're all just trying to get by.
"In particular I'm in a job where it's currently classed as 'non-viable'.
"So if you see something today online that you don't like, swipe on by. It really is that simple.
"Anyway I think I've said my piece. I'm going to go now and probably get a burger from Jim's van."
Kimberley plays sex worker Nicky on Coronation Street after working as a McDonald’s boss at 16.
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