Jennifer Aniston stays at home to avoid cyber bullying

Jennifer Aniston says she goes out less to avoid cyber bullying. Photo/AP
Jennifer Aniston says she goes out less to avoid cyber bullying. Photo/AP

Jennifer Aniston has decided to leave her house less to avoid public criticism, which she says has worsened with cyber bullying.

The actress shares her home with fiancé Justin Theroux.

"You do the best you can but it feels like it's getting worse and very nasty because of bullying on the internet," Aniston told The Express.

"Even movie critics don't just comment on the film, they tear people apart on a human level.

"I don't know why that is happening but it is ... we just stay home so there really isn't anything to report."

Last week, Robin Williams' daughter, Zelda, was forced off Twitter after trolls sent her offensive responses to her father's death. She called for two users to be removed from the social media channel and they have both consequently been suspended.

The 25-year-old also abandoned her Instagram account.

"Mining our accounts for photos of dad, or judging me on the number of them is cruel and unnecessary," she wrote on Instagram.

"There are a couple throughout, but the real private moments I shared with him were precious, quiet, and believe it or not, not full of photos or 'selfies'. I shared him with a world where everyone was taking their photo with him, but I was lucky enough to spend time with him without cameras too. That was more than enough, and I'm grateful for what little time I had."

In July, news presenter Fiona Bruce criticised the "hideously misogynistic" online abuse many high-profile women receive.

"I'm astonished at the freedom with which a depressingly large number of men feel they can just say what they want and write the most hideously misogynistic stuff about women," she said.

Women including Mary Beard, Rebecca Adlington and Chvrches singer Lauren Mayberry have all been subjected to internet trolling.

- Independent

© Copyright 2014, APN New Zealand Limited

Assembled by: (static) on production apcf02 at 28 Nov 2014 08:01:54 Processing Time: 299ms