Mummy Blogger Constance Hall Hits Back At Her Online Trolls With A Powerful Video Message
Australian blogger Constance Hall has taken to Facebook to post an emotional video message hitting back at her online trolls. In the lengthy video, Hall takes a stand against the online bullies who’ve been sending her constant hate messages since she was announced as one of the contestants on the new season of Dancing With The Stars.
The outspoken mum speaks about the effect the comments have on her and urges people to be kinder to each other. It’s an extremely important message and one that we believe is so relevant in today’s society.
(Born in 1983 in Perth, Constance Hall has always seemed to enjoy the limelight and wanted people to know her name. She appeared in the Australian version of Big Brother in 2005 which ensured the whole nation knew who she was.
Hall then went on to start an online mummy blog which amassed over 500 thousand readers who fell in love with her honest and often sweary approach to motherhood. She grew an army of followers who call themselves the Queens.
The busy mum has gone on to write 2 autobiographical books Like A Queen and Still A Queen as well as starting a fashion business and raising money for a charity in Africa.
Hall was previously married to British carpenter Bill Mahon and they had 4 children together. They met in their 20s, and were married for 6 years. Together they had Billie-Violet (2010), Arlo Love (2012) and twins Rumi and Snow (2015).
The couple split in April 2017 and she married her 2nd husband, Denim Cooke in January 2018. Cooke has 2 children from a previous relationship (Zeyke and Sunny) and the couple’s first child together Raja was born in 2018.)
The mum of seven has always been the target of online abuse with most of it coming from women and mothers themselves. They seem to hate everything about Hall- from her parenting style, to her fashion choices to her love of swearing. In the eyes of her bullies she is seen as a ‘feral mum who should just top herself.’ (Yes, these are actual words that have been written to the mum online).
After the announcement of the new DWTS contestants, Hall actually considered not taking part in the competition as she knew the amount of vitriol she would be subjected to online. And boy was she right. As soon as word leaked about Hall being on the show, the hate came in thick and fast.
Hall bravely decided to post a video on her Facebook page detailing exactly how these messages impact her and why it’s so important for us to not tolerate them. If a grown woman is affected by hateful comments posted to her online can you imagine the impact it has on our children that face the same treatment?
In the video, Hall reads aloud some of the horrific messages she’s received in recent days.
“I’m at a point now where I do not read the abuse because it does hurt me and I don’t think you can ever get to a place where it doesn’t hurt at all,” she says.
“There are children in high school who have to deal with this. They are dealing with this and it must be terrifying. I don’t know how I’m going to be able to help them but I need to – I think it’s my responsibility to help them,” she continues.
“Rather than backing out of Dancing With the Stars and letting the fear get to me, I thought, ‘f—, these kids can’t back out of anything. I’m going to do it and I’m going to show them’.
“I would love these young kids to have a look at me and go, ‘Wow, no one hates me as much as they hate her’. With any luck, that will get through to some people.”
Watch the video yourself, share it, show your kids. I don’t care what your opinion of Constance Hall may be, it’s NEVER okay to tell another human to go kill themselves. Or to refer to them as IT. Or to write things that you would be too gutless to say in real life. I still can’t believe these comments are coming from adults. Adults that probably have kids of their own…and who no doubt are the ones who just repeat the cycle by online trolling their classmates. And that’s where the danger lies. We have 11 year olds committing suicide because of online bullies. Words hurt. They have an impact and can never be taken back. I feel so disgusted that we live in a time where people can hide behind their keyboards and spew vitriol at people they don’t even know. It’s time we stop this dangerous behaviour and learn to just ‘keep scrolling’ when we don’t agree with something. The old saying of ‘sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me’ is no longer applicable. Words do hurt and words can kill.