A glam NHS worke r who was mercilessly trolled for wearing too much makeup has clapped back at trolls with an anti-bullying campaign.
Frontline hero Laura Heath was slated earlier this year after posted a selfie on Twitter saying how proud she was "proud to be a paramedic" during the height of the covid crisis.
The 24-year-old tweeted a picture in uniform beside an ambulance with lots of people cheering her on, but a shocking number left snide comments.
Her tweet generated 85,000 likes and over 2,000 retweets but he was left feeling "hurt" when trolls weighed in with savage comments.
One low-life wrote: "Wtf really (look at me I'm gorgeous and I work for the NHS) selfies for a few likes while people are dying smh."
Another commenter sneered that Laura was "Proud to be a heavily made up paramedic for this photo."
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A third said: "Seriously? I think that you've probably got better things to do than trout pout!"
While another added: "Pride is a sin and so is VANITY."
Speaking out about the abuse at the time Brave Laura said, "The replies made me feel hurt and upset that people really think that shallow of me and judge my whole persona on one photograph.
"I've only been qualified for six months and I never thought I would me facing something of this magnitude."
But now she has decided to take her clapback one step forward and has launched an anti-bullying campaign.
Speaking to Kate Garraway on Good Morning Britain she said: "I posted the picture because it was my personal profile and sometimes I do post pictures of myself, either in uniform or not uniform.
"I felt low in confidence. I had a proud moment where I wanted to post a photo in uniform just saying I was proud of my job really and what I do.
"People were being really supportive, I had lots of compliments and I really appreciated that.
"But slowly I got a backlash of hate and abuse, people commenting on my make-up, my appearance, saying I was the reason for the death toll rising, saying that they wouldn't get treated by someone looking like me, which was really hurtful.
Since Laura posted the photo, the Staffordshire paramedic has teamed up with a charity to stop online bullying.
"I got in contact with Cybersmile, the charity I'm raising awareness for, it's to tackle this problem, to change everyone's opinion to think before you type."
Laura is now doing a skydive to raise funds for Cybersmile.
"On the 10th October, World Mental Health Day, I'll be doing a skydive to raise awareness for Cybersmile, which I'm pretty nervous about."
Laura previously explained the full impact to media site Tyla saying the reason she posted was to make other girls want to work for the NHS.
She added: "The whole purpose of my post was to try and be a role model to young females who want to make a difference in the world and show that we can be on the frontline too."
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Luckily many more people saw sense to send encouragement to Laura.
One wrote: "Go girl. Proud to be in the NHS. Proud to be part of the Ambulance Service," one replied. "Ignore the haters. Do what you do. We're behind you!"
"I think she can wear makeup, do her hair & be a great paramedic all at once," another added.
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