Dawn O'Porter receives online abuse for changing her surname

Published Wednesday, Jun 26 2013, 10:13 BST  |  By  |  1 comment
Dawn O'Porter has revealed that she has received online abuse after adding an 'O' into her surname when she married actor Chris O'Dowd.

Dawn's maiden name is Porter but, when she wed Bridesmaids star Chris in August 2012, she decided to make a new hybrid last name.

Chris O'Dowd,Dawn O'Porter: Glamour Women Of The Year Awards held at Berkeley Square Gardens - Arrivals. 4 June 2013


But it appears some people don't approve of the TV presenter's decision and have been sending her hate emails - including one from a particularly vile troll.

Last night (25 June), Dawn tweeted: "The email I just got about my 'O' is the worst yet. If I knew I was going to get such abuse for it I'd just have called myself Dawn O'F***."

In a separate tweet, Dawn then added: "Or Dawn O'Beyonce."

Dawn's fans have, however, been quick to show their support: "So ridiculous that you get abuse for this!" one tweeted.

Another added: "I think it's witty and charming and romantic and b*llocks to them *Hugs*" Hear hear!

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