Boxer Nicola Adams And Girlfriend Hit Back At Trolls In Tiktok Video
Former GB gold-medal winning boxer Nicola Adams has hit back at trolls who comment on her appearance and her relationship with a TikTok video.
The 37-year-old, who retired in 2019 after winning gold at [/news/london/index.html London] 2012 and [/sport/rio-2016/index.html Rio 2016], posted the video, which also stars her beauty blogger girlfriend Ella Baig, 21, to her 149,000 fans on Instagram.
In the clip, the pair appear alongside some of the comments they say they've faced on a daily basis, with hurtful sleights at Adams including 'you're too manly', 'you're too black' and you 'can't have sex'.
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Former GB Olympic boxer Nicola Adams, 37, shared the TikTok video to her Instagram page showing some of the comments she and girlfriend Ella Baig have had to endure
Adam's girlfriend, Ella Baig, 21, revealed some of slurs that have come her way via social media.
The beauty blogger said she'd been told she was a 'fake' and an 'attention seeker'
Alongside the video, the couple posted about the abuse they've suffered for dating each other, including comments about them being a bi-racial couple.
Adams wrote: 'There's so much negativity in the world and it's so sad to think how little it's changed over the years.
'It's so wrong that people discriminate against us for just being women, the colour of our skin or who we love.'
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The former golden girl of British boxing added that the couple wanted to 'make a video that shows some of the prejudice and hate we face on a daily basis for being ourselves but also that through it all we will never stop fighting for http://legride.com.kelp.arvixe.com/UserProfile/tabid/61/userId/5221504/Default.aspx what we believe in or stop being who we are and neither should you.'
Former boxing star Adams, who retired in November, and girlfriend Ella Baig have been dating since 2018 and have been sharing images from their lives in lockdown on Instagram
The couple say they've been asked intrusive questions about dating each other and faced prejudice 'just for being ourselves'
The pair are set to appear on Gogglebox on Friday 5th June, alongside a host of celebrity names including Radio 2 Breakfast host Zoe Ball and her son Woody Cook and Nick Grimshaw and his niece Liv.
Adams retired from the ring last year to protect her eyesight bowing to medical advice to hang up the gloves.
She became the first woman to win an Olympic boxing title, at the London 2012 Games. Adams went on to win the WBO world title and was awarded an MBE followed by the OBE.
Adams announced her retirement in the Yorkshire Evening Post in November, saying: 'I'm immensely honoured to have represented our country - to win double Olympic gold medals and then the WBO championship belt is a dream come true,' she wrote.