Helen Flanagan apologises over Twitter controversy
London, Mar 13 : Helen Flanagan has apologised for her Twitter controversy, but said that she won't bow to trolls by deleting her account.
The former 'Coronation Street' star's most recent online controversy came when she liked a picture on Instagram that appeared to promote extreme dieting and "thinspiration," the Mirror reported.
The image showed the body of a skinny woman with the words: "Craving is only a feeling."
She then made things worse by posting a picture of a glass of water and a couple of measly oatcakes with the hashtags: "#beathunger #slim #confidenceiseverything"
The posts attracted criticism on the social networking sites, with users calling her "irresponsible" and "stupid", and some even calling for her to delete her accounts permanently.
Flanagan, who is dating footie ace Scott Sinclair, isn't going to give in to those demands, but has apologised for the latest storm.
She told New! magazine: "I'm sorry for liking those pictures, but I genuinely didn't realise people could see my [Instagram] account.
She said that she didn't view them as pro-anorexia pictures at all, and didn't mean to harm anybody.
However, she did add that she I won't quit Twitter over it, but will be more careful in future.