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Grace Dent Shows How To Deal With A Twitter Troll (PICTURES)

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Author and journalist Grace Dent got her own back on a Twitter troll on Sunday - by pointing out he worked at a PR firm she used and asking just how much he enjoyed his job.

Mufadal Jiwaji, who works at Hill and Knowlton, tweeted that Dent reminded him of "a girlfriend I once had. By girlfriend I mean that time I accidentally made love to an ugly abhorrent horse" after her appearance on the BBC's Have I Got News For You?

But after the author questioned him, saying: "I'm wondering, as a public relations person for a firm I work with, what your thinking was in sending me this message?"

She added: "You'll bear the brunt of your idiocy at 10am tomorrow morning when you're unemployed. Good luck."


Grace Dent
I'm wondering, as a public relations person for a firm I work with, what your thinking was in sending me this message?

Grace Dent
You'll bear the brunt of your idiocy at 10am tomorrow morning when you're unemployed. Good luck.

Jiwaji apologised, tweeting: "Unreservedly withdraw my vulgar and puerile comment regarding@gracedent, especially in light of the bbc doc on internet trolls last week."

The PR professional added:

Mufadal Jiwaji
it was naive and ill-warranted. I won't delete it, as I ought to bare the full brunt of my idiocy.

Mufadal Jiwaji
It's amazing how when you're at the centre of an entirely self-inflicted car-crash how everything moves in slow-motion.

The exchange caused their own Twitter storm, with many sticking criticising Dent for threatening his job.

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His company said in a statement: "We're obviously aware of the comments and we're dealing with it. It's obviously being taken seriously and we're looking into it."

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