Updated: Friday, 10th July 2020 @ 8:07am

'I will absolutely NOT stand for this kind of bullying': Helen Flanagan hits back at The Sun’s ‘cruel’ front page

'I will absolutely NOT stand for this kind of bullying': Helen Flanagan hits back at The Sun’s ‘cruel’ front page

By John Paul Shammas

Former Coronation Street actress Helen Flanagan has hit back at The Sun’s front page after being demonised this morning for tweeting a picture of her pointing a gun at her head.

The picture, which was originally for a lingerie photoshoot in October, was tweeted by Helen on Monday, and is deemed to be controversial by the newspaper after the Connecticut school shooting which claimed the lives of 26 people.

The Sun newspaper today labelled her ‘brainless’ on their front page this morning, prompting the actress to quickly to hit back.

Taking to her Lockerz account, she said: “I am absolutely disgusted in this. Completely cruel. I will absolutely NOT stand for this kind of bullying.”

On her Twitter page, she said: "Anyone who knows me knows I have the biggest heart.... I feel really chocked up that's so cruel.

"Honestly I've got tears streaming down my face how can you do that to someone over something so tragic can't believe I woke up."

And Helen, who lives with her boyfriend, Manchester City’s Scott Sinclair, has also been retweeting support that has been pouring in from Twitter.

Charlotte Rodgers (@charodge17) said: “Can't believe @helenflanagan1 is on the front page for something so innocent, no one is that heartless apart from the psycho hu did it!!!!.”

The actress played the character Rosie Webster in Coronation Street from 2000, when she was 10-years-old. She left the Manchester-soap earlier this year.

Picture courtesy of Helen Flanagan via Lockerz, with thanks.

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