Naga Munchetty reacts to Twitter troll who brands her annoying – Daily Mail

Naga Munchetty has bitten back at a troll who called her ‘false’ on Twitter on Wednesday.

The BBC Breakfast presenter, 45, replied to a viewer who tweeted: ‘Really wish they would axe her. She is so false. She hasn’t got a nice or watchable bone in her body. She is so annoying I have to switch off.’ 

Retweeting the comment, she added the reply: ‘Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Very constructive indeed (does that sound genuine enough?)’

Naga Munchetty has bitten back at a troll who called her 'false' on Twitter on Wednesday

Naga Munchetty has bitten back at a troll who called her 'false' on Twitter on Wednesday

Naga Munchetty has bitten back at a troll who called her ‘false’ on Twitter on Wednesday

The troll has since deleted their tweet. 

Naga has no qualms about standing up to disrespectful critique on social media, and her followers commented with a slew of supportive remarks.

Last summer she called out a pair of trolls after they attacked her for what she was wearing on the morning news show.

One – named Paul – derogatorily referred to the news anchor as ‘that Asian bird’ and slammed her for wearing ‘whatever the hell she wants’ to present the programme.

It appeared to be a reaction to Naga’s footwear – a pair of silver brogues – as she sat alongside co-host Charlie Stayt who was in a suit and tie.

Standing up for herself: Naga has no qualms about standing up to disrespectful critique on social media, and her followers commented with a slew of supportive remarks

Standing up for herself: Naga has no qualms about standing up to disrespectful critique on social media, and her followers commented with a slew of supportive remarks

Standing up for herself: Naga has no qualms about standing up to disrespectful critique on social media, and her followers commented with a slew of supportive remarks

Biting back! The BBC Breakfast presenter, 45, replied to a viewer who tweete - 'Really wish they would axe her. She is so false. She hasn’t got a nice or watchable bone in her body. She is so annoying I have to switch off'

Biting back! The BBC Breakfast presenter, 45, replied to a viewer who tweete - 'Really wish they would axe her. She is so false. She hasn’t got a nice or watchable bone in her body. She is so annoying I have to switch off'

Biting back! The BBC Breakfast presenter, 45, replied to a viewer who tweete – ‘Really wish they would axe her. She is so false. She hasn’t got a nice or watchable bone in her body. She is so annoying I have to switch off’

Don;t mess with her! Retweeting the comment, she added the reply - 'Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Very constructive indeed (does that sound genuine enough?)'

Don;t mess with her! Retweeting the comment, she added the reply - 'Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Very constructive indeed (does that sound genuine enough?)'

Don;t mess with her! Retweeting the comment, she added the reply – ‘Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Very constructive indeed (does that sound genuine enough?)’ 

Clearly outraged at the funky shoes, Paul marched to Twitter to rant: ‘I never understand why Charlie has to wear a formal business suit and that Asian bird seems to be able to wear whatever the hell she wants?’

Naga replied to this with a simple: ‘Oh Paul!’

She then replied to another now-deleted tweet, which clearly also attacked the shoes.

It’s unclear whether this was from a different Paul or the same one, but Naga quipped in response: ‘Paul – Three suggestions: 1. Add a picture of yourself to your Twitter profile 2. Think about what you Tweet before you write 3. I’ll leave you to guess this one…’

Hitting back: Last summer she called out a pair of trolls after they attacked her for what she was wearing on the morning news show

Hitting back: Last summer she called out a pair of trolls after they attacked her for what she was wearing on the morning news show

Hitting back: Last summer she called out a pair of trolls after they attacked her for what she was wearing on the morning news show

Anchors: On the morning show, she sat alongside co-host Charlie Stayt who was in a suit and tie

Anchors: On the morning show, she sat alongside co-host Charlie Stayt who was in a suit and tie

Anchors: On the morning show, she sat alongside co-host Charlie Stayt who was in a suit and tie

Suited and booted: The outrage appeared to be a reaction to Naga's footwear - a pair of silver brogues

Suited and booted: The outrage appeared to be a reaction to Naga's footwear - a pair of silver brogues

Suited and booted: The outrage appeared to be a reaction to Naga’s footwear – a pair of silver brogues

Followers rushed to Naga’s defence, hailing her ‘stylish’ and ‘fabulous’, with some branding her the best morning TV anchor across the whole of UK television.

The newswoman’s ensemble was far from scruffy, as Naga slipped into a navy blouse with red hearts dotted around it and black slacks.  

In 2016, Naga said she was ‘not there to be abused’ as she spoke out about the horrendous racial and sexist abuse she was bombarded with on Twitter.

She said she accepted that criticism is part of her role in the public eye but will always call out those who are simply abusive.

Previous tweets have claimed the award-winning journalist is only employed at the BBC for her ethnicity, but have also criticised her hair, glasses and even made distasteful sexual remarks.   

The presenter regularly replies to trolls, often ending tweets with a trademark ‘BLOCKED’, with her fans then jumping to her defence and criticising the abuser. 

He's fuming! Clearly outraged at the funky shoes, Paul marched to Twitter to rant - 'I never understand why Charlie has to wear a formal business suit and that Asian bird seems to be able to wear whatever the hell she wants?'

He's fuming! Clearly outraged at the funky shoes, Paul marched to Twitter to rant - 'I never understand why Charlie has to wear a formal business suit and that Asian bird seems to be able to wear whatever the hell she wants?'

He’s fuming! Clearly outraged at the funky shoes, Paul marched to Twitter to rant – ‘I never understand why Charlie has to wear a formal business suit and that Asian bird seems to be able to wear whatever the hell she wants?’

She previously told the Daily Mirror: ‘I’m on telly, I’m in your home, so if you want to criticise me, fine. But I’m not there to be abused. Nobody is there to be abused.

‘You don’t abuse someone while they’re doing their job, and you don’t make racist, sexist or bigoted comments.  

‘If someone says, “She did a bad job of that interview, I’ve come away and not understood anything”, I would go back and re-examine that interview.

‘Racist and sexist stuff, I just think, “You’re an idiot.”‘   

Feisty Naga recently revealed she adored the Emily Bronte classic Wuthering Heights because its female star is cruel.

‘It showed me that women do not have to be likeable, that they can be hateful and that love isn’t glorious. I sound so dark by saying that – dark of heart,’ she told The Mail On Sunday last year.

‘Cathy is a hateful character, she is cruel. And I love her, I absolutely love her. Does that sound really awful?’

Career: Naga is the second longest-serving member of the current presenting team, having joined the show in 2009, becoming a main presenter in 2014 [pictured with Dan Walker]

Career: Naga is the second longest-serving member of the current presenting team, having joined the show in 2009, becoming a main presenter in 2014 [pictured with Dan Walker]

Career: Naga is the second longest-serving member of the current presenting team, having joined the show in 2009, becoming a main presenter in 2014 [pictured with Dan Walker]

In May, Naga confirmed that ‘all four main presenters of BBC Breakfast’ are now paid the same following an equal salary complaint to the broadcaster in 2017.

The presenter was one of more than 100 female employees at the station who made complaints against the corporation over equal pay.

She, Charlie, Louise Minchin and Dan Walker are now all paid equally, which was not the case before the complaint was made. 

She said: ‘There are four main presenters who present three days a week, we do the same job, we have the same level of responsibility, the same expectation; we should be paid the same.’

Naga is the second longest-serving member of the current presenting team, having joined the show in 2009, becoming a main presenter in 2014.

BBC Breakfast airs weekdays at 6AM on BBC One.

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