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Simon Hooper says he is 'angry and sad' about his wife trolling mummy blogger accounts

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After three days of silence, Clemmie Hooper’s husband and fellow blogger, Simon Hooper has released a statement about his wife’s actions.

Father Of Daughters, as he is known on Instagram, says he had no idea his wife was trolling other mummy bloggers and that he is "angry and sad" about the situation.

He said in a video on Saturday, "So after several days of silence I feel I probably need to address what's going on online regarding Clemmie.

"So if you're interested I've done a post, that's pretty much all I'm going to say about it. I'll leave all the comments up so please feel free to comment. Despite what happens on social media - on this platform or any other platform the real world keeps continuing."

Then, writing alongside a photo of his dog in the forest, he wrote, "Frankly, I'm in a crap position as I only really have 2 options - 1). to stay silent to protect my wife & knowing that if I do, the silence will be deafening or 2). to comment on something I had no knowledge of.

"It's not a fun place to be. And yet fun is what I can to Instagram for . I don’t take myself or life too seriously, but when something like this happens I have to acknowledge it and in all honesty, I'm feeling both angry & a bit sad."

He added, "I can't condone or fully understand why Clemmie did what she did. Make no mistake about it - she made some bad choices - I just wish she could have spoken to me about this before it all got too much."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

So, some people in this corner of the internet may want to know my response to what’s happened over the last couple of days. Frankly, I'm in a crap position as I only really have 2 options - 1). to stay silent to protect my wife & knowing that if I do, the silence will be deafening or 2). to comment on something I had no knowledge of. It's not a fun place to be. And yet fun is what I can to Instagram for. I don’t take myself or life too seriously, but when something like this happens I have to acknowledge it and in all honesty, I'm feeling both angry & a bit sad. I can't condone or fully understand why Clemmie did what she did. Make no mistake about it - she made some bad choices - I just wish she could have spoken to me about this before it all got too much. Actually, If we're wishing for things, I wish it had never happened in the first place. I’ve seen first hand what 3 years of being attacked online can do to a person and the dark places it can drive you to – I guess whereas I can happily ignore it all, she couldn’t & ended up getting lost. To be clear, I’m not here to defend my wife’s actions or provide excuses because I have none. What I do know is that online actions have real world consequences - this has impacted our family & it will take some time to recover. That said, away from these squares, the world keeps spinning, the leaves are turning & we have 4 girls that need their parents. I'll be here tomorrow doing what I do.

A post shared by Simon, also known as FOD (@father_of_daughters) on

It comes after the mummy blogger admitted to having written anonymous comments about fellow influencers and bloggers.

It's alleged that the site Clemmie is referring to is Tattle.Life, which we wrote about last month after beauty writer Sali Hughes made a public statement about how the website was making her life miserable. Read more about what happened here.

This article was originally written by Bonnie McLaren for Grazia

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