Loose Women star Denise Welch was accused of faking her tears today (January 21) after breaking down live on air, and her fans quickly rallied.
Denise appeared on the ITV panel show via video link from her home.
The incident took place when new panelist Charlene White started speaking about the inauguration of American President Joe Biden.
Denise became emotional when Charlene spoke about new Vice President Kamala Harris’ speech.
And a minority of viewers accused the Loose Women star of crying “crocodile tears” – something her fans have rushed to defend the star for.
What did viewers say about Denise crying on Loose Women?
Taking to Twitter shortly after the segment aired, one viewer took aim at Denise’s upset.
“Denise Welch crocodile tears,” they said, using the crocodile emoji.
Others accused the long-time Loose Women star of “attention seeking”.
“Denise is an attention seeking woman!!
I turned off when she said she missed the inauguration then literally five seconds later she was in tears over it!
“Turns every conversation to her. I turned off when she said she missed the inauguration then literally five seconds later she was in tears over it!!” another posted.
“Lovely to hear Charlene speak but why does Denise turn everything about her?” another said.
“How false she looked and sounded. Embarrassing!!” another troll blasted.
‘This isn’t the Denise Welch show’
Viewers also took exception to a segment on today’s show where the ladies discussed mental health.
Denise has long been vocal about her struggle with hers – and viewers once again unkindly turned on the blonde host.
“Here we go, Denise‘s life story,” one posted.
“How long until Denise mentions she is a mental health advocate?” another said.
“This isn’t the Denise Welch show,” another posted.
Denise Welch 🐊 tears. #LooseWomen
— Classic500 (@Glyndwr1906) January 21, 2021
Denise fans have got her back
However, many more viewers praised Denise for showing her more vulnerable side on air and said that using her platform to speak about mental health is invaluable.
“Charlene made such a powerful statement that it would be hard not to be moved,” said one.
Another added: “I’m fed up with people being so horrible. What’s happened to being kind?”
A third commented: “You’re beautiful Denise, inside and out.”
“The trolls need to get back under their bridge,” said another. “We’ll just walk right over them.”
“This world is so cruel at the moment,” another declared as they came to her defence.
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