Brother of missing airman Corrie McKeague backs gossip mag boycott after death of Caroline Flack

Following the death of Thetford TV presenter Caroline Flack, there has been a growing backlash against celebrity gossip, magazines and online abuse.

One Norfolk hairdresser has committed to banning gossip mags from her waiting room, while the brother of missing air man Corrie McKeague backs the boycott, saying that he became a victim of online abuse after his brother went missing from Bury St Edmunds.

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Corrie McKeague has never been found, and his brother says that the abuse he received from online trolls, and the tabloids that printed the gossip, added to the pain he already felt.

After the death of Caroline Flack on Saturday, many people have raised questions about how celebrities are treated - especially online.

Lavish hairdressers in Bradwell near Great Yarmouth in Norfolk even took the decision to ban all gossip magazines from her waiting room.

Salon owener Sian Eloise Keeler said that she felt that the magazines were overly negative, and that lots of other salons are now boycotting them too.