GEORDIE Shore star Charlotte Crosby has hit back at her “haters”.
The first episode of the MTV show sparked a backlash from viewers disgusted at the housemates’ booze-fuelled antics and the picture they painted of people from the region.
On social networking website Twitter, ex-Ttonic barmaid Charlotte, 21, of Biddick Wood, near Washington, said: “Remind me never to read anything again. Y are people being so nasty?
“I don’t understand. Everyone was young once.”
A campaign calling for people to retweet “We are proud to be a Mackem” led to hundreds of people slamming the show.
A Facebook group called R.I.P Geordie Pride has 24,100 followers and there is an online petition to get it scrapped.
And an Echo web poll about the show said 87 per cent of respondents hate Geordie Shore.