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Rosie Jones has responded to a web based troll who focused her after it was introduced she can be a contestant on the forthcoming collection of Taskmaster.

The comic, 33, will star within the 18th season of the Bafta-winning Channel 4 sport present alongside fellow comedians Emma Sidi, Jack Dee, Babatunde Aléshé and Andy Zaltzman.

Jones, who has cerebral palsy and has been a vocal campaigner towards ableism, shared a message she obtained from a person who claimed he wouldn’t be watching the upcoming collection of Taskmaster as a result of Jones is “ruining” the present and “assured to win it”.

Posting on her Instagram story, Jones responded: “Everybody really feel sorry for Bradley, who’s going to overlook top-of-the-line collection. Cute that he thinks he is aware of who’s going to win although.”

The comic has beforehand spoken out in regards to the on-line abuse she routinely faces after TV appearances. Talking to the Guardian in February, Jones admitted nasty feedback do nonetheless “upset” her and he or she’s needed to develop a “thick pores and skin”.

“I’d be mendacity if I mentioned it didn’t upset me, however fortunately I’m surrounded by such a robust community of good associates, household, colleagues who help me,” she mentioned.

“Do I want a thick pores and skin? Sure, I bloody do. However I’m capable of change it off, I don’t have a look at social media once I’m on TV and I give attention to the positives.”

Rosie Jones has called out trolls who are unhappy with her recent casting on the forthcoming series of Channel 4’s ‘Taskmaster’
Rosie Jones has referred to as out trolls who’re sad along with her current casting on the forthcoming collection of Channel 4’s ‘Taskmaster’ (PA Wire)

Jones recalled how individuals – significantly these with disabilities – typically strategy her to thank her for “making us really feel seen and worthy and legitimate”.

The comic started within the TV trade by a trainee programme established to assist under-represented individuals get into the trade. Jones was a TV researcher earlier than she grew to become a comic book.

“That was so vital to me as a result of I understand how exhausting it’s to begin within the tv trade whenever you’ve received a incapacity,” she added.

In July final yr, Jones launched a one-off programme for Channel 4, the controversially titled Am I a R*****?, which delved into her experiences of ableist abuse. 

Addressing the title on the time, Jones mentioned that she had chosen it in an effort to reclaim the slur that had been “used as a weapon in the direction of me all my life”.

“I must say, in the beginning: it was my selection, my thought,” she mentioned. “I actually wished to take management of it and say, ‘This isn’t OK’…

“I perceive that some individuals could also be offended, or will likely be very upset by it, however on the identical time, it’s sadly nonetheless a phrase that has been used day by day in the direction of me.”

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