Jodie Marsh has been slammed for accusing Phillip Schofield of lying to fans about his sexuality.
Glamour model and bodybuilder Jodie Marsh has been criticised by fans for accusing Phillip Schofield of lying when he came out as gay today, after being married to his wife Stephanie Lowe for 27 years.
On This Morning, Phillip Schofield broke down in front of co-host Holly Willoughby when admitting to the “guilt” he had felt about his secret. But today, Philip felt “proud of himself” for finally being his true self.
However, Jodie took to Twitter to share her opinion on the announcement.
A social media user shared the news about Phillip on Twitter and Jodie responded: “He’s lied to his family, his friends and his fans for years and years and years and they call that ‘brave’.”
It wasn’t long before she received backlash for the negative comment.
One Twitter user replied: “A man comes out, shares that he has his family’s total love and support and you’re instead speculating on Twitter that they’re ‘broken’ and laughing at the idea that, yes, shockingly it is still tough for people to come out as gay in 2020.”
Another added: “Wow! Always liked you and how you conduct yourself, but this comment is low and uncalled for. You do not know what’s happening behind closed doors and after your own experiences where fans have been there for you. I’m shocked you could be so unkind!”
A third commented: “Brave, says the woman behind the keyboard. There’s a difference between lying about your sexuality and forcing yourself into a life that isn’t you because through the years you’ve been told being gay isn’t right. The fact you’ve taken more of an issue than his family says it all.”
Earlier this morning, Philip had taken to Instagram to share his announcement, he wrote: ‘You never know what’s going on in someone’s seemingly perfect life, what issues they are struggling with, or the state of their wellbeing – and so you won’t know what has been consuming me for the last few years. With the strength and support of my wife and my daughters, I have been coming to terms with the fact that I am gay.
‘This is something that has caused many heart-breaking conversations at home. I have been married to Steph for nearly 27 years, and we have two beautiful grown-up daughters, Molly and Ruby…
‘My family have held me so close: they have tried to cheer me up, to smother me with kindness and love, despite their own confusion. Yet still, I can’t sleep and there have been some very dark moments.
‘My inner conflict contrasts with an outside world that has changed so very much for the better. Today, quite rightly, being gay is a reason to celebrate and be proud. Yes, I am feeling pain and confusion, but that comes only from the hurt that I am causing to my family.
‘Steph has been incredible – I love her so very much. She is the kindest soul I have ever met. My girls have been astonishing in their love, hugs and encouraging words of comfort. Both mine and Steph’s entire families have stunned me with their love, instant acceptance and support.
‘Of course, they are worried about Steph but I know they will scoop us both us.
‘My friends are the best, especially Holly, who has been so kind and wise – and who has hugged me as I sobbed on her shoulder. At ITV, I couldn’t hope to work with more wonderful, supportive teams…
‘Every day on This Morning, I sit in awe of those we meet who have been brave and open in confronting their truth – so now it’s my turn to share mine. This will probably all come as something and I understand, but only by facing this, by being honest, can I hope to find peace in my mind and a way forward. Please be kind, especially to my family. Phillip’.
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