ITV News presenter Charlene White reveals why she WON’T wear a poppy on screen after vile abuse from trolls

ITV News presenter Charlene White has explained why she will not wear a poppy while on screen after receiving a wave of online abuse.
The 38-year-old was most recently called a “f*****g disrespectful c**t” this week after she didn’t wear a poppy while delivering the news.
 ITV News presenter Charlene White has explained why she doesn't wear a poppy on screen
ITV News presenter Charlene White has explained why she doesn't wear a poppy on screen
One person on Twitter said: “If @CharleneWhite isn’t willing to wear a poppy she shouldn’t be on our TV screens. She’s more than happy taking a wage out of this country. F*****g disrespectful c**t.”
Charlene says she is a supporter of the Poppy Appeal and a number of other charities, but due to “impartiality rules” she cannot visually support them all while presenting.
Today she tweeted: “I wear a poppy off screen - I donate to the British Legion - I come from a forces family - I’m really not a b***h, c**t or p***k .”
She also shared a linked to an article she wrote for ITV News in 2014 explaining her position.
 The 38-year-old said she does wear a poppy on off-screen
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The 38-year-old said she does wear a poppy on off-screen
She wrote: “I support and am patron of a number of charities, and due to impartiality rules, I am not allowed to visually support them all whilst presenting news programmes.
“That includes things like a red ribbon for World Aids Day, or a purple band for Bowel Cancer Awareness Month.
“Both these and many more charities do great things in the UK, but I'm not allowed to give them exposure on screen.
"So I feel uncomfortable supporting just one charity above all others, namely The Royal British Legion, but I fully support my colleagues who do choose to wear the poppy on screen.”
 Charlene tweeted a link to her article explaining why she does not wear the poppy on screen
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Charlene tweeted a link to her article explaining why she does not wear the poppy on screen
 Many were quick to support the news presenter's position
Many were quick to support the news presenter's position
She goes on to say that she donates money every year to the British Legion and she comes from a Forces family as her dad served in the RAF.
She added: “It is always important to remember what my family, your family, and millions of people over many generations have fought for: the right to choose, and the right of freedom of speech and expression.”
Charlene was met with support online after she shared her position again.