Christmas: Esther Rantzen and Kirstie Allsopp clash on rules
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Kirstie Allsopp, 49, is taking a “wee break” from Twitter, saying she has been targeted by “unpleasant people” online in recent weeks. The Location, Location, Location star also vowed to return to the micro-blogging site, after she has had time to relax over the Easter holidays.
Bagged down fretting about unpleasant people
Kirstie typed in view of her 423,600 followers: “Taking a wee break from Twitter. Always a good idea to do this from time to time.
“You can get bogged down fretting about the unpleasant people, and you forget that the vast majority of people are good & kind. I’ll be back after Easter.”
Underneath fans said they hoped she would enjoy her break, as they praised her strength at dealing with online trolls.
One said: “Exactly this. I was distraught earlier when just one person was nasty to me on Twitter. I don’t know how you blue tick people cope with it day in day out. Look after yourself.”
A second replied: “Enjoy the break. Think it’s a wise choice given that you aren’t afraid to ‘lead with your chin’ on things about which you feel strongly and that, unfortunately, lays you open to unwarranted attack/abuse. When you return I expect you to be as opinionated as ever!”
A third commented: “Enjoy the break hun your calm intelligent tweets will be missed have a good Easter.”(sic)
A fourth remarked: “There are lots of people who love you Kirstie.”
Only yesterday Kirstie had tweeted about the effects of masks ending up in landfills each day, which had received a fiery response from one Twitter user.
Kirstie had typed: “In the UK alone, 53 million masks are ending up in landfill each day.
“The scariest part is all the others that don’t make it into the bin.
“Masks are being found in streams, rivers and oceans. Imagine what is happening in countries with bigger populations?”
A follower, who was particularly irked with this statement, typed back: “Then organise a cleanup. It’s not rocketf**kingscience!”
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The property expert retweeted this user’s response and shared a shocked emoji alongside it.
Kirstie’s comments had come after Greenpeace had shared an article discussing the harmful impact of masks on nature.
The TV personality also said schools “do not” require children to wear disposable masks, as Kirstie encouraged her followers to wear reusable face coverings.
However, some of her followers said children should not be wearing masks at all.
One wrote: “It seems to be in my son’s school, which I’m not happy about. I am seriously going to kick off if the school demands face masks after Easter.”
Kirstie was seemingly confused by the response to her original point, and replied: “Disposable masks?”
The follower continued: “Masks are mandatory in the school, re-usable is the preference. Are you making a point specifically about disposable masks in school or mask-wearing in general?”
The star shared she was only referring to disposable masks, as they are “the devil’s work”.
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