Maya Jama hit back at a troll on Instagram on Tuesday, after he branded her a ‘sl*t’ while commenting under one of her posts on the image-sharing platform.
The broadcaster, 26, hit back with full force, hurling back an insult by calling him a ‘pr**k’ and sharing one of his Instagram pictures with her 1.9 million followers.
In sharing her images, the star wrote on her Instagram Story: ‘I’m childish but…,’ before posting a screenshot showing where she’d hit back under one of his posts.
Clapping back: Maya Jama hit back at a troll on Instagram on Tuesday, after he branded her a ‘sl*t’ while commenting under one of her posts on the image-sharing platform
TV and radio personality Maya captioned the image of the man, which showed him sitting over a pint of beer: ‘If you can’t beat ’em.’
She then rounded off her trio of posts with a brief video of herself wearing a monochrome face mask as she stroked her chin, with Princess Superstar’s Bad Babysitter playing in the background.
The star also shared the three images on her Twitter account, captioning her unpleasant encounter: ‘A short story.’
Don’t mess: The broadcaster, 26, hit back with full force, hurling back an insult by calling him a ‘pr**k’ and sharing one of his Instagram pictures with her 1.9 million followers
Maya’s posts come after she insisted she will dress how she wants ‘no matter what size I am’ as she hits back about the furore over her revealing outfits on BBC1 series Peter Crouch: Save Our Summer.
She accused critics, some of whom threatened to report her to the BBC, of ‘hyper sexualising’ her body rather than celebrating the fact a woman was fronting a primetime show during a Twitter riposte in June.
Five months on, the former Radio One DJ still finds it ‘weird’ her revealing outfits caused such a stir – and made some people feel ‘awkward’.
In an exclusive interview with MailOnline, Maya said: ‘I’ve always worn the same thing but when I was slimmer nobody commented on it and as soon as you have got a fuller figure people are shocked and insulted by your body, so I found it ridiculous.
A short story: The star also shared the three images on her Twitter account, captioning her unpleasant encounter, ‘A short story’
‘I’ve been wearing the same outfits, the same cut tops, my entire career and there was never really that many comments on it until I started putting on a bit of weight.
‘I was like “Gosh, if you’re shocked at boobs or even just a bit of cleavage on telly, I don’t know how people cope when they go to the swimming pool or the beach because there’s a lot more boobs on show there”.
‘It’s a woman’s body – I don’t feel like it should cause such outrage. I’m going to continue to dress how I’ve always dressed no matter what size I am.’
Maya’s brutal take down of her detractors shows how much of a thick skin she’s developed since making her TV breakthrough on MTV in 2014.
My prerogative: Maya’s posts come after she insisted she will dress how she wants ‘no matter what size I am’ as she hits back about the furore over her revealing outfits on TV
She admits during her late teens such nasty comments would have ‘ruined my day’ but now she doesn’t let the abuse bother her.
Maya, who received praise for her presenting alongside the former England striker on the BBC1 series, explained: ‘The internet is outrage city. In real life, people wouldn’t say those things.
‘I just have to laugh now, I don’t let those things bother me as much as they used to.
‘I know people are angry and when they’re online they want an outlet, and it’s people in the public eye who they want to go for. It is what it is.’
Another reason why Maya refuses to get bogged down by the abuse is because she’s happy with her body shape, which she regularly showcases to her 1.9 million followers on Instagram.
‘It’s a woman’s body’: In an exclusive interview with MailOnline, the star opened up for the first time about the furore sparked by her fashion choices on Peter Crouch show Save Our Summer
Indeed, having fluctuated during her career, she knows which type she prefers.
Maya said: ‘Everybody has got different ideas of what they have as an ideal body shape, some people want to look really skinny, some people want to look really curvy, some people don’t care, some people really do care.
‘It depends on each person, it’s subjective. So I just do what makes me happy and in terms of my body, I prefer myself as fuller.
‘Other people have their own opinions on how they prefer me to look but I’m certainly not letting that influence my own ideas.’
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