It turns out there may be more to the Charlotte Dawson Twitter abuse saga than she’s letting on.
While it has been reported that Dawson and one of her followers were the victims of abuse from others, several Twitter users are pointing out that Dawson has been giving as good as she’s getting.
Dawson is an ambassador for the anti-bullying program Community Brave but has been criticised for re-tweeting abuse sent to her as it leads to her followers turning on the user who sent the abuse.
There is plenty of talk that suggests Dawson is simply using the controversy around her Twitter abuse to promote her book, as her face is all over the Australian papers this week.
While the fact remains that Dawson is the subject of abuse on a daily basis on Twitter, the way she responds to some of it could be deemed as questionable. The name calling from her towards the haters is clearly not the way to promote anti-bullying on the internet.
Below is a selection of tweets from Dawson that could easily be read as abusive despite what Dawson herself has said in the past.