Emily Atack praised over powerful documentary as she breaks down: Everyone should watch it

Emily Atack fans praised the actress and TV presenter over her incredibly powerful documentary Asking For It?, which delved deep into the sexual harassment women and girls are receiving online.

The 33 year old star, who hosts her own stand-up comedy shows and stars on Celebrity Juice, bravely allowed cameras into her own experience with it.

The former Inbetweeners actress, who also became upset and cried during her appearance on This Morning today, shared how she receives hundreds of "d*** pics" a day, and read out a number of vile and disgusting unsolicited sexual messages from people who follow her on Instagram.

As she spoke to the police to report the harassment, Emily broke down in tears as she attempted to read out the messages on camera.

Sobbing, the star said: "It makes me feel sick. I feel nervous. I feel embarrassed, saying those things to you now.

"Sorry I don't want to get upset but saying those words, I just feel really embarrassed, especially in front of another man."

The male police officer interviewing her alongside a female officer offered to leave the room, but the actress said it was fine to carry on, and the latter shared her support and reassurance.

"There's nothing you could do or say that could have necessarily put these people off," she said, but Emily replied that she was just "so angry" that she's "allowed it to continue".

"It's just a bit out of control now," Emily, went on, as she tried to apologise to the authorities.

"I just wasn't expecting to get upset at all."

"I'd be exactly the same," the female officer said with understanding, and Emily admitted that she felt it was just "horrible" hearing such "aggressive words" after she read out a graphic message from one of her harassers.

"Now that I've blocked him it's just really proved to me, because people say over and over again, 'just come off social media and just block them', but it just proves that blocking them doesn't stop me feeling like this."

Viewers were completely horrified by the brutal reality of Emily's experiences, with many women in particular sharing online that they've gone through something similar.

"Everyone should watch #EmilyAtack documentary on #sexualharassment it’s crazy how many of us have the same experiences," one person tweeted after watching the documentary.

"An emotional documentary…nobody deserves such vile abuse. Unacceptable behaviour that should not be tolerated by anyone…it has to stop #NeverAskingForIt #ItsNotYourFault #OnlineAbuse #EmilyAtack," another viewer said.

A third posted: "Thank you @EmAtack for sharing your horrendous daily messages it’s relentless and I really don’t think it’s understood how demeaning it is to women and girls #vawg must be challenged absolutely not #AskingForIt #EmilyAtack keep shining the light .. change must happen!!"

While a fourth praised: "#EmilyAtack #askingforit well done @EmAtack raising awareness of abuse&threats made to women through social media platforms. Sadly some responses show how far we still have to go…#SheIsNeverAskingForIt #EducateYourSons."

"A powerful and moving documentary. Well done to Emily for being strong and brave enough to bring this vile abuse to the forefront," a fifth person then added.


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