Bul­lies ob­sessed with judg­ing Amy

The West Australian - - AAA WEEKEND -

Amy Zem­pi­las has re­vealed she has been the tar­get of vi­cious on­line trolls for more than a year.

The wife of Seven pre­sen­ter Basil took a break from so­cial me­dia last month af­ter dis­cov­er­ing she was the tar­get of bul­lies on an on­line fo­rum.

The com­ments, seem­ingly writ­ten by other women, re­marked on her ev­ery move, from her par­ent­ing skills, to her cloth­ing and re­la­tion­ship.

Zem­pi­las, above, took to In­sta­gram Sto­ries on Thurs­day night to share some of the crit­i­cism she has been sub­jected to and put a call out to end the hurt­ful bul­ly­ing.

“Over the past 18 months I have ex­pe­ri­enced re­lent­less on­line ha­rass­ment by a group of women writ­ing un­der the cloak of anonymity,” the mother-of-three wrote. “Th­ese women — some of whom by their own ad­mis­sion are mothers — have sys­tem­at­i­cally de­famed, di­min­ished, crit­i­cised, ridiculed and judged me as a woman, wife and mother re­lent­less and of­ten daily. It has to stop.”

Zem­pi­las’ next post said the women were spend­ing a “dis­turb­ing amount of their pre­cious time ob­sess­ing” over her life and en­cour­aged them to con­trib­ute to so­ci­ety in a pos­i­tive and mean­ing­ful way.

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