Martin Lewis ‘left shaken’ from vile racist abuse after Twitter poll backlash

This Morning star Martin Lewis has been "left shaken" after becoming a victim of vile online abuse from anti-vaxxers.

The 48-year-old money saving guru has been left fuming after being bombarded with messages "referencing the Holocaust" and his religion.

Martin launched a Twitter poll recently which sparked hatred online.

He asked his 1.1 million followers: "Would you support UK issuing vaccine passports? Some countries mooting it even for use at domestic events.

"Some say it's helpful way to open up society, others it's invasion of privacy allowing discrimination against unvaccinated What's CLOSEST to ur view?" [sic]

The poll sparked a huge divide online leaving Martin to be targeted by online trolls.

He was so outraged by the racist abuse he received that he quit Twitter, but he has since returned to the social networking site.

On his return to Twitter, the money saving guru penned: "I'm a little shaken by this constant barrage of vile stuff (& its still coming) – but I want to try and get my twitter back to normal now.

"I have work to do writing my sections of the MSE weekly email and focusing on ways to save people money

"I've blocked everyone (& sadly that is many) who tweeted nazi imagery at me, or mentioned hitler whether their aim was offence or not."

He added: "I respect people's freedom to say no/ object to a vaccine. I don't respect equating it to the deliberate murder of millions.

"I have of course blocked and reported. This is about the thirtieth different tweet referencing the holocaust or my religion."

The journalist hit back at a troll on Monday when he logged back into her Twitter account.

He replied to the nasty social media user: "How dare you. How dare you use holocaust imagery.

"Did you deliberately target me as a jew? You have no place on social media."

"Absolutely fuming. Shutting my twitter down for the night, so I don't write something I regret. Thanks for all the kind messages."

The financial expert has his own ITV1 show the Martin Lewis Money Show and is a regular contributor to his social media channels.

He regularly posts on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram about his tricks, tips and hacks when it comes to money saving.

The Money Saving Expert founder routinely conducts polls to gauge his followers' views and opinions on financial topics.

He regularly appears on This Morning as well as the likes of ITV1's Lorraine and Good Morning Britain.

This Morning air weekdays on ITV at 10am

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