Emily Atack tells of her 'tricky' relationship with social media

Emily Atack poses on the red carpet on arrival for the BRIT Awards 2020 in London on February 18, 2020. (Photo by TOLGA AKMEN/AFP via Getty Images)
Emily Atack (AFP via Getty Images)

Emily Atack has opened up on the "tricky" relationship she has with social media.

The Inbetweeners star described it as a "double-edged sword" in a new interview with Women's Health UK while noting that social media is a "big part" of her job.

“My relationship with social media is still tricky,” the 31-year-old told the magazine.

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“The online world is a double-edged sword. My DMs should be a safe space, but everyone’s allowed to say what they like.

“Social media is a huge part of my job and I love reaching out to fans and get so much support back – I have every right to that relationship.”

Last year, the I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! runner-up said the sexual harassment she received online was "getting worse".

"My Instagram DM section has now become a realm of sexually abusive comments, pictures, videos (yes- videos!) that I have absolutely no control over. I’ve tried blocking people, they create new accounts, and blocking one person doesn’t stop 27 new reprobates from joining the dick pic queue," she explained.

Emily Atack attends the Virgin Media British Academy Television Award 2020 at Television Centre on July 31, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
Emily Atack described social media as a 'double-edged sword'. (Getty Images)

Atack went on to say that while she had sometimes tried to laugh it off, it's "not always a joke".

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"It seems to be getting worse, as well as noticeably more disgusting and sexually aggressive," she said.

Last year, Atack launched her own comedy show, a mix of skits and stand-up, and became a team captain on Celebrity Juice.

With additional reporting by PA.

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