Alex Beresford has revealed that he has been subjected to racist abuse within the aftermath of his fallout with Piers Morgan three weeks in the past.
The weatherman and the presenter got here to blows on Good Morning Britain over their differing views on the Meghan Markle and Prince Harry interview with Oprah Winfrey.
The spat led to Piers, 55, sensationally storming off set.
The Life Tales presenter’s authentic feedback concerning the interview led to a file variety of Ofcom complaints from viewers and he has since stepped down from his place on the breakfast present after almost six years.
And now, writing in The Telegraph, Alex, 40, has revealed he has been “subjected to relentless racism” on social media.
The abuse has change into an excessive amount of and he has now admitted it has compelled him to give up the platforms.
He wrote: “I haven’t introduced it (like the previous Arsenal participant Thierry Henry did this week when he publicly give up social media, in response to nameless racist bullying) however I’ve been compelled to step away from Twitter and Fb myself, as a result of it was getting an excessive amount of.
“I’m a robust individual, however I’m not made from metal.”
It comes solely days after French footballer Thierry Henry hit out at social media corporations for not doing sufficient to guard folks from on-line abuse.
Alex mentioned the most recent abuse is simply the previous couple of weeks of his “very a lot lived expertise of racism in Britain”.
He went on to criticise the most recent Fee created by Boris Johnson saying it offers a “false sense of hope” that the nation’s work tackling racism is “accomplished”.
He mentioned it additionally offers racist social media customers the “consolation to push just a little bit additional.”
He added: “The cruel actuality, although, is that social media is only a reflection of an even bigger downside in society.
“These persons are your co-workers, they’re even a mother or father on the faculty gate.”
He additionally admitted that he thinks that discussing racism is among the most uncomfortable conversations available with some folks making an attempt to be too cautious in terms of broaching the topic.
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