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Gail Porter taunted over baldness by ‘intimidating’ group of teenagers

Gail was supported by fans after sharing the abuse (Picture: S Meddle/ITV/Rex)

Gail Porter has shared a run-in with a group of ‘intimidating’ teens who taunted the presenter about her alopecia this week.

Opening up about the ordeal, Gail was supported by many of her fans after she explained she was shouted at by a ‘gang of teenagers’ outside a London tube station.

She shared on Twitter: ‘Another huge gang of teenagers standing outside the tube tonight. Intimidating and abusive. So many stories of stabbings. Which part of these youngsters do not realise that violence solves nothing.

‘But… I always think, maybe they have not had the best upbringing. So kindness is always the answer x’

Gail added: ‘And, I know I’m bald. You don’t have to shout it at me.’

Followers rallied around the Top Of The Pops star – who has battled alopecia since 2005 – and condemned the teens’ abuse.



Responding to one follower who shared their worry for Gail, she wrote: ‘I’m always ok. Thank you x’, while she shared with another fan: ‘I feel for them as they find enjoyment out of other peoples differences. But you never know what they are going through. Being kind is the only way forward xx’

Not letting the kids win, she added on Instagram: ‘Getting abused by a Gang of kids today about being bald, does not stop me being proud of being different.’

Clearly in better spirits today, she tweeted on Friday: ‘Good morning. Today, I’ll mostly be smiling. Much love to all. X’

The star has been incredibly open about her alopecia and last year she explained how she learned to embrace her baldness over the years, after it started with a clump of hair coming out and within four weeks, all her blonde hair had fallen out.

Speaking on BBC Breakfast, she said last year: ‘I think I’ve been very fortunate. I quite like the fact I don’t have hair now.

‘Obviously, when it first happened it was very shocking. Now I just embrace it.’

Gail added: ‘I can understand people who lose hair and find it very upsetting. Now I think, it is what it is. I don’t really worry about anything.

‘I still get abuse in the street every now and again, not too often but I can take it. It’s a weird thing to happen but I just get on with it.’

Credit: Original article published here.

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