Twitter troll Oliver Eric Rawlings has apologised and appears to have deleted his account after he tweeted Mary Beard calling her a ‘filthy old slut’.
Rawlings then tweeted Jeremy Vine, who called him a troll for his comments about Beard.
— Jeremy Vine (@theJeremyVine) July 29, 2013
This then led to other members of Twitter attacking Rawlings for his comments; which came shortly after Twitter has said it will make reporting abuse easier after campaigner Caroline Criado-Perez received tweets that threatened murder and rape.
One of these tweets from angry members of the public seemed to strike a nerve, suggesting that Beard contact Rawling’s mother.
— John Wilson (@tug) July 29, 2013
It was shortly after this that Rawlings apologised, saying ‘I sincerely apologise for my trolling. I was wrong and very rude. Hope this can be forgotten and forgiven xxx’ and ‘I feel this had been a good lesson for me. Thanks 4 showing me the error of my ways. I wish you both all the best’.