In the wake of her father’s death, Cassandra Thorburn has been horribly trolled on social media.
On Thursday night, the 47-year-old announced the heartbreaking news her dad, Max Thorburn, had passed away.
Sharing a photo of him on her Instagram page, Cassandra wrote a touching tribute to her dad.
“A journalism career spanning over 50 years in TV, newspapers and radio,” she wrote. “A role model to many and my biggest supporter.
“Thank you for being the beloved poppy to my children and my Dad.”
Whilst many left their condolences in the comments section, some people took it as an opportunity to troll Cassandra.
One troll in particular took a dig at Cassandra, bringing up her ex-husband, Today host Karl Stefanovic.
“Looks like Karl left now Max… another one bites the dust,” they wrote.
However, Cassandra wasn’t going to let the troll get away with making comments like that.
Naming and shaming them on her Instagram, the journalist insisted this type of behaviour “needs to stop on social media”.
“Hiding behind fake accounts to torment and cause others pain and suffering,” she wrote. “Yes whoever you are, it is devastating to lose my dad but I guarantee you he did NOT want to leave me or any of his family.
“Whatever sick pleasure this gives you; shame on you.”
We wholeheartedly agree with Cassandra, this type of behaviour needs to stop.
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