LDVideo: Naomi Long reads out and responds to mean tweets

Twitter abuse is an occupational hazard for anyone who has an opinion, especially if they happen to be female. If you are a woman, it’s not only what you say but how you look that is fair game for the trolls.

Alliance MP Naomi Long had a bit of Friday fun this week as she read out some of the abuse she’d received over the years and get her own back with some witty retorts. I think my personal favourite was her response to the one about the size of her backside – a subject on which Alistair Carmichael waded in with support for Naomi.

Anyway, watch and enjoy:

You might also be interested in one of Jo Swinson’s favourite antidotes to the haters. Thank you, haters, by Clever Pie and Isabel Fay is very funny.

The atmosphere on Twitter will no doubt become much more febrile than usual as the election approaches. If it all gets too much, come and watch these to cheer you up.

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  • Graham Martin-Royle 30th Mar '15 - 4:26pm

    Good response by Naomi, why does anyone think it’s okay to make comments about anyone’s looks rather than their policies?

  • Richard Underhill 27th Oct '16 - 11:08am

    Naomi Long MLA as been elected as leader of the Alliance Party of Northern Ireland.
    “We can let division be a weakness or we can celebrate it and make it a strength.”
    An invitation to speak on this side of the water should be considered. Several previous APNI leaders have accepted.

  • Richard Underhill 26th Feb '17 - 12:20pm

    “It is what she’s got inside”. An Alliance party member said to me at their conference that ” She has got fire in her belly”. Defeating Peter Robinson to be MP for East Belfast on the issue of double-jobbing was a major achievement.

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