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"The Great British Bake Off" Contestant Claire Goodwin Responds Candidly To Fat-Shaming Tweets

"I'd heard of trolls projecting their misery onto others through unkind words. I'd rather be fat."

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Claire Goodwin, a "Great British Bake Off" contestant, has blogged about being targeted by fat-shamers on Twitter.

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A series of "openly mean" tweets accompanied Claire Goodwin's only appearance on the BBC baking competition. Goodwin has written about this "darker side" of Twitter on her blog.

''Shame it wasn't a cake eating contest or she would have won!'' Ruthless commentary from Claire Jackson! #GBBO

Mark Williams@MarkWilliams35

''Shame it wasn't a cake eating contest or she would have won!'' Ruthless commentary from Claire Jackson! #GBBO

9:10 PM - 06 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Claire was shit, just go home and eat all the cakes #GBBO

Soraya French@sorayapandora

Claire was shit, just go home and eat all the cakes #GBBO

8:55 PM - 06 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

"I don't know why i'm crying over cake" - because you're fat love #GBBO

Rock Kickass @rockkickass83

"I don't know why i'm crying over cake" - because you're fat love #GBBO

8:22 PM - 06 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite