Caroline Flack’s mum has said it ‘hurts’ to watch her daughter’s ‘fake friends grieve’ for the star on TV.
In a chat with the publication, she said: “It’s been worse this year because it’s become real.
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“It’s hard. I saw someone on the telly this week calling her a friend and it really hurt.
“When a death is in the media you can’t just grieve quietly. There’s lots of people grieving that don’t know her personally, so you’re looking after them, as well as all her friends.”
The former Love Island presenter’s mum and twin sister, Jody, helped produce a documentary about the star earlier this year for Channel 4, called Caroline Flack: Her Life And Death.
Discussing the programme, Christine Flack: “There was so much going on last year, with everything, people talking, and that documentary really helped.”
Before its release, she blasted social media companies for failing to protect her 40-year-old daughter from abuse.
In a chat with the Mirror, she said: “When I was young, if you were bullied at school you could get away from it.
“You can’t get away from it now because it follows you home, it follows you on your phone.
“It is not that there’s a lack of money. They don’t protect anyone.”
Flack’s mum also went on to criticise celebrities such as Graham Norton and Lorraine, as she claimed they made ‘hurtful’ jokes about her daughter’s presenting exit on The X-Factor.
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