BBC Breakfast’s Naga Munchetty has delivered a compassionate masterclass in dealing with trolls on social media.
The presenter known for expertly holding politicians to account first thing in the morning has been among one of the leading voices to put the government on the spot, which has been needed more than ever during the coronavirus pandemic.
Just last month, she was praised for ‘taking apart’ Health Secretary Matt Hancock during a tough interview on pay freezes.
However, when one troll confused grilling politicians on the most pressing matters at hand with being ‘biased’, Naga hit back with nothing but kindness.
The furious viewer wrote: ‘Nagger (sic.) shut up and let people answer you are an expert on nothing except on being an overpaid biased witch!’
Instead of rising to the audience member’s venom, Naga simply replied: ‘Sending Big Love to you Rosie X.’
Naga has spoken about dealing with trolls in the past, which sadly has become part fo the territory for presenters of BBC Breakfast.
Appearing on BBC Radio Five Live, Naga spoke to Emma Barnett and author Matt Haig about how her mental health is affected by online abuse.
‘I have rather, shall we say, an assertive way, of dealing with people who abuse me on Twitter,; she said.
‘I don’t like it, I won’t put up with it.’
She continued: ‘People saying anything on Twitter, they would never say to your face. Not that I’m inviting anyone to say anything horrible to my face in real life – just don’t say anything horrible to me.’
BBC Breakfast airs weekdays at 6am on BBC One.
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