'I'll always be here to bother you': Corrie star Shobna Gulati quits Twitter following racist troll taunts
08:36 GMT, 25 June 2012
It was only last week that Lauren Goodger opened up about her own Twitter hell, but it seems she's not the only TV star to have been bullied via the social networking site.
Coronation Street star Shobna Gulati has admitted she decided to quit Twitter after receiving racist taunts and threats.
The stream of nasty abuse also included members of the public mutilating photos of the actress.
She's quit! Coronation Street star Shobna Gulati has decided to leave Twitter following a tirade of racist and threatening abuse
According to The Sun, the 45-year-old star has been left devastated following the abuse.
'Being racially abused on Twitter really shook me up,' Gulati said.
'It felt like going back in time to the 1970s. It put me in mind of a psycho — like a horror movie. I just decided enough was enough.'
One Twitter user tweeted Gulati saying: 'You’re not British, you’re foreign,' while another wrote: 'You have got to be the ugliest f***** I’ve ever seen.'
But probably the most shocking post was when one member of the public told the soap star: 'I’ll always be here to bother you,' which no doubt made up Gulati's mind about leaving.
Similar situation: The soap star decided to speak up about the abuse following Lauren Goodger's (R) revelations about being bullied on Twitter
'I tried to ignore it but it started to affect my confidence,' she admitted.
'Violent, vitriolic hatred gives people their moment in the spotlight. It beggars belief.'
The star's last tweet was posted on June 17 and read: 'tweets ta dees need another twitter break. Thanks for the banter the follows the support loved being back but now time to sort other stuff.'
Gulati – who plays Sunita in the popular ITV1 soap – decided to speak out about her own ordeal following Goodger's revelations.
The TOWIE star was called a 'fat kebab-legged ogre' among other things as she admitted she is bullied via Twitter on a daily basis.
'I know how she feels. It’s just bullying,' Gulati added.