Rosie Jones Condemns Ableism After Cruel Trolling Following Royal Variety Performance

Rosie Jones Condemns Ableism After Cruel Trolling Following Royal Variety Performance

Rosie Jones Faces Trolling After Royal Variety Performance

Comedian Rosie Jones, 33, recently performed at the Royal Variety Performance but became a target of harsh online criticism post the event.

Jones, who has cerebral palsy, disclosed that she faced trolling that she believes was rooted in ‘ableism.’

Following her stand-up act, she took to social media to address the negativity, urging a distinction between personal opinions and discriminatory behavior.

Jones Stands Firm Against Online Criticism

Jones responded to the trolling via Twitter, acknowledging the support received and emphasizing that comedy is subjective.

However, she stressed the need to distinguish between personal preference and outright discrimination, highlighting the hurtful impact of ableism in online criticism.

Empowering Response and Fan Support

In an Instagram video, Jones reiterated her stance against hurtful comments, affirming that she won’t be deterred by negative opinions or criticisms based on her disability.

Her followers flooded the comments section with supportive messages, praising her resilience and humor.

Excitement Over Upcoming Sitcom

Despite the negativity, fans expressed excitement for Jones’ upcoming sitcom, where she writes and stars in a six-episode series for Channel 4 titled “Disability Benefits.”

The show’s premise involves her character starting a drug empire after losing state benefits due to redundancy.

Defending Documentary and Controversial Title

Earlier, Jones released a documentary called “Am I a R*tard?” that aimed to shed light on online abuse faced by individuals with disabilities.

Defending the documentary’s title, Jones explained that while the term is abhorrent, she wanted to confront the issue head-on to spark conversations about ableism and slurs.

Addressing Critics of the Title

Jones appeared on This Morning to address criticism of the documentary’s title, acknowledging the discomfort it caused but defending her choice to confront the issue directly.

She emphasized the widespread use of ableist language and aimed to prompt discussions to cease such damaging language.

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