Olly Murs: "Artists Who Say They Can Ignore Twitter Trolls Are Lying"

8 October 2012, 13:20 | Updated: 8 October 2012, 13:32

The 'Dance With Me Tonight' singer admits it's difficult to easily disregard comments on the social networking site.

Olly Murs has confessed that he believes anyone who says they are unaffected by negative comments on social networking sites are lying.

The 'Heart Skips A Beat' singer told The Sun that it's difficult to ignore Twitter trolls and any form of online abuse.

"I think artists will lie and turn around and say, no it doesn't affect me, but I'm sure it does," he declared. "I mean nobody likes to read a tweet about them on the internet, that's horrible, and it's not what you want to see you know, but that's part and parcel of the industry unfortunately."

The Xtra Factor host admitted that even though he can receive thousands of positive remarks at a time, it's the negative ones which are the hardest to shake.

"For all the hundreds of thousands of tweets you get that are lovely and amazing, unfortunately you will always notice the one that's horrible," he said. "I think every artist that says they don't see it or get affected by it is lying.

"If you look at it, it is going to affect you in some shape or form. You are going to look at it and go 'well that's not very nice'," he continued. "But you just don't reply, you bounce back, forget about it and move on."

Tulisa Contostavlos recently revealed how she felt like one of the most hated women in Britain due to the amount of abuse she faces on Twitter.

Meanwhile, Olly's new single 'Troublemaker' was played for the first time on Capital this morning (8th October).

Fans immediately too to their social networking sites and were full of praise for the song calling it "awesome" and "amazing".