A blogger has issued an apology after admitting to creating a fake account to defend herself and leave negative comments about others online – allegedly even posting negative comments about her influencer friends and even her own husband.

Clemmie Hooper, 33, from Kent, who has racked up almost 700,000 followers documenting her life as a mum-of-four under the user name mother_of_daughters, took to her Instagram stories today to confirm she had been posting under a false identity. 

She is thought to have been posting comments under the name ‘AliceInWanderLust’ on discussion forum Tattle Life, a site dedicated to discussing influencers, which has come under recent fire amid claims it is encouraging bullying. 

Posting a statement online, Clemmie revealed the trolling she had experienced led her to set up the account, initially to defend herself, but in an effort to cover up her identity when other users began suspecting who she really was, she began posting negative comments about others.

Clemmie Hooper, 33, from Kent, who has racked up almost 700,000 followers documenting her life as a mum-of-four under the user name mother_of_daughters , took to her Instagram stories today to confirm she had been posting under a false identity - after being accused of trolling her own husband Simon (seen)

Clemmie Hooper, 33, from Kent, who has racked up almost 700,000 followers documenting her life as a mum-of-four under the user name mother_of_daughters , took to her Instagram stories today to confirm she had been posting under a false identity - after being accused of trolling her own husband Simon (seen)

Clemmie Hooper, 33, from Kent, who has racked up almost 700,000 followers documenting her life as a mum-of-four under the user name mother_of_daughters , took to her Instagram stories today to confirm she had been posting under a false identity – after being accused of trolling her own husband Simon (seen)

Writing in the post, she wrote: ‘I know there are some rumours circulating and I want to take the opportunity to explain.

‘Earlier this year, I became aware of a website that had thousands of comments about my family and I.

‘Reading them made me feel extremely paranoid and affected me much more than I knew at the time. 

‘I decided without telling anyone else that I would make an anonymous account so that this group of people would believe I was one of them, so that I could maybe change their opinions from the inside to defend my family and I.’

Clemmie, seen with two of her four daughters,  is thought to have been posting comments under the name 'AliceInWanderLust' on discussion forum Tattle Life, a site dedicated to discussing influencers, which has come under recent fire amid claims it is encouraging bullying

Clemmie, seen with two of her four daughters,  is thought to have been posting comments under the name 'AliceInWanderLust' on discussion forum Tattle Life, a site dedicated to discussing influencers, which has come under recent fire amid claims it is encouraging bullying

Clemmie, seen with two of her four daughters,  is thought to have been posting comments under the name ‘AliceInWanderLust’ on discussion forum Tattle Life, a site dedicated to discussing influencers, which has come under recent fire amid claims it is encouraging bullying

Posting a statement online, Clemmie revealed the trolling she had experienced led her to set up the account, initially to defend herself, but in an effort to cover up her identity when other users began suspecting who she really was, she began posting negative comments about others

Posting a statement online, Clemmie revealed the trolling she had experienced led her to set up the account, initially to defend herself, but in an effort to cover up her identity when other users began suspecting who she really was, she began posting negative comments about others

Posting a statement online, Clemmie revealed the trolling she had experienced led her to set up the account, initially to defend herself, but in an effort to cover up her identity when other users began suspecting who she really was, she began posting negative comments about others

She continued: ‘It became all consuming and it grew bigger than I knew how to handle.

‘When the users started to suspect it was me, I made the mistake of commenting about others. I regret it all and am deeply sorry – I know this has caused a lot of pain. 

‘Undoubtedly I got lost in this online world and the more I became engrossed in the negative commentary, the more situation escalated.

‘Engaging in this was a huge mistake,’ she added. ‘I take full responsibility for what’s happened and I am just so sorry for the hurt I have caused to everyone involved including my friends and family.’

'Undoubtedly I got lost in this online world and the more I became engrossed in the negative commentary, the more situation escalated. ‘Engaging in this was a huge mistake,’ she added. ‘I take full responsibility for what’s happened and I am just so sorry for the hurt I have caused to everyone involved including my friends and family.’

'Undoubtedly I got lost in this online world and the more I became engrossed in the negative commentary, the more situation escalated. ‘Engaging in this was a huge mistake,’ she added. ‘I take full responsibility for what’s happened and I am just so sorry for the hurt I have caused to everyone involved including my friends and family.’

‘Undoubtedly I got lost in this online world and the more I became engrossed in the negative commentary, the more situation escalated. ‘Engaging in this was a huge mistake,’ she added. ‘I take full responsibility for what’s happened and I am just so sorry for the hurt I have caused to everyone involved including my friends and family.’

Her followers flocked to Instagram to post on the situation, some lending their support and others asking why she 'became a bully to deal with them'

Her followers flocked to Instagram to post on the situation, some lending their support and others asking why she 'became a bully to deal with them'

Her followers flocked to Instagram to post on the situation, some lending their support and others asking why she ‘became a bully to deal with them’

Though Clemmie has not revealed who the user was, other users on gossip site Tattle became suspicious when the user Alice in Wanderlust began posting from the same location as Clemmie, including Mauritius, and defending Clemmie. 

One post by the user Alice in Wanderlust accuses mummy blogger Candice Brathwaite of social climbing and using her ‘race as a weapon’, while another questions the state of mummy blogger Bethie Hungerford’s marriage, and brands Clemmie’s husband a ‘t**t’ – before denying the profile was set up by Clemmie.

Yesterday fellow mummy blogger Laura Rutherford, known as ‘that mummy smile’, shared a picture of Alice in Wonderland, with a scathing caption calling for the person behind the fake identity to come forward. 

She wrote: ‘Dear Alice I don’t owe it to you to remain quiet.

‘You’ve goaded and encouraged trolls to tear my reputation apart for the last 8 months. Mine and a handful of other influencers- and for what gain?

‘No I won’t talk to you or discuss with you your justifications for online bullying. There is absolutely no justification for this behaviour.

A post by the user Alice in Wanderlust shows her claiming that she is not 'MOD' (mother of daughters/ Clemmie) where she also causes Clemmie's husband a 'class A tw**t'

A post by the user Alice in Wanderlust shows her claiming that she is not 'MOD' (mother of daughters/ Clemmie) where she also causes Clemmie's husband a 'class A tw**t'

A post by the user Alice in Wanderlust shows her claiming that she is not ‘MOD’ (mother of daughters/ Clemmie) where she also causes Clemmie’s husband a ‘class A tw**t’

One post by the user Alice in Wanderlust accuses mummy blogger Candice Brathwaite of social climbing and using her 'race as a weapon'

One post by the user Alice in Wanderlust accuses mummy blogger Candice Brathwaite of social climbing and using her 'race as a weapon'

One post by the user Alice in Wanderlust accuses mummy blogger Candice Brathwaite of social climbing and using her ‘race as a weapon’

Another post by the user Alice in Wanderlust questions the state of mummy blogger Bethie Hungerford's marriage

Another post by the user Alice in Wanderlust questions the state of mummy blogger Bethie Hungerford's marriage

Another post by the user Alice in Wanderlust questions the state of mummy blogger Bethie Hungerford’s marriage

‘As someone that is on this platform to support other women, talk about accountability and stand up for myself when people attempt to bring me down, I won’t stay silent.

‘How can I? That contradicts who I am and why I’m on here. It’s not even about the words that have been said. It’s the betrayal of trust. To say I’m hurting is an understatement.

‘What gives you the right to play with people’s mental health?

‘For so long I’ve had to grin and bear the derogatory comments, the angst of what people think of me, where the malice has come from. You’ve looked me in the eye and asked me how I’m doing when I’ve been at my lowest.

‘How dare you? I haven’t and never would wish anything bad on anyone.

‘You yourself have been at the hands of trolls and you know exactly what that does to you. This is your time to come forward and start doing the right thing by everyone that is affected’.

Yesterday fellow mummy blogger Laura Rutherford, known as 'that mummy smile', shared a picture of Alice in Wonderland, with a scathing caption calling for the person behind the fake identity to come forward

Yesterday fellow mummy blogger Laura Rutherford, known as 'that mummy smile', shared a picture of Alice in Wonderland, with a scathing caption calling for the person behind the fake identity to come forward

Yesterday fellow mummy blogger Laura Rutherford, known as ‘that mummy smile’, shared a picture of Alice in Wonderland, with a scathing caption calling for the person behind the fake identity to come forward

And fellow influencer Bethie Hungerford, known as Hungermama, took to her Instagram stories ahead of Clemmie's confession to address the furore

And fellow influencer Bethie Hungerford, known as Hungermama, took to her Instagram stories ahead of Clemmie's confession to address the furore

And fellow influencer Bethie Hungerford, known as Hungermama, took to her Instagram stories ahead of Clemmie’s confession to address the furore

And fellow influencer Bethie Hungerford, known as Hungermama, took to her Instagram stories ahead of Clemmie’s confession to address the furore.

She said: ‘I’ve been debating all day what to do and say about getting trolled and bullied by a friend of mine online,

‘This person has admitted to the bullying to all of the friends she has tried to spread rumours about online… it’s not whether or not this has happened – it’s that it has and she refuses to take responsibility for her actions.

‘I’ve encouraged her to come forward and get in front of it and she hasn’t.

‘I’m not going to name any names, I’m putting the ball firmly in her court to come clean and acknowledge her wrongdoing and apologise to all of the people she’s hurt.’

Blogger Clemmie rocketed to fame when she began documenting her life as a midwife and mother to daughters Anya Rose, Marnie, Ottilie and Delilah on blog Gas & Air, before releasing two books.

The latest development comes as in recent months YouTuber Lorraine McPhee, Michelle Chapman and author Sali Hughes have all signed a petition to have the site taken down, accusing the forum of being a gossip site for trolls.

Blogger Clemmie rocketed to fame when she began documenting her life as a midwife and mother to daughters Anya Rose, Marnie, Ottilie and Delilah on blog Gas & Air, before releasing two books

Blogger Clemmie rocketed to fame when she began documenting her life as a midwife and mother to daughters Anya Rose, Marnie, Ottilie and Delilah on blog Gas & Air, before releasing two books

Blogger Clemmie rocketed to fame when she began documenting her life as a midwife and mother to daughters Anya Rose, Marnie, Ottilie and Delilah on blog Gas & Air, before releasing two books

 

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