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Caitlyn Jenner's Vanity Fair Image Created By Artist Conor Collins From Thousands Of Twitter Death Threats

19/08/2015 15:45 BST | Updated 19/08/2015 15:59 BST

Caitlyn Jenner's face became one of the most familiar in the world, following her first appearance on the front of Vanity Fair magazine in June.

This high-profile debut of her new transgender identity brought praise and approval from family, fellow celebrities and supporters from all over the world. But that was only half the story.

Caitlyn also received death-threats and vile comments from Twitter trolls. Now, Manchester-based artist Conor Collins has recreated the famous image, originally photographed by Annie Leibovitz, instead using thousands of the words of abuse the former athlete turned reality star received.

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Caitlyn Jenner's Vanity Fair image has been reproduced, using the words of abuse she received

Each word, which Collins reproduced by hand, is taken from a tweet sent to Caitlyn and includes the Twitter handle of the person who wrote it.

Examples include “I hope you die”, “If I was one of Caitlyn Jenner’s kids I’d kill myself” and simply “freak”.

Conor explains, "When I saw these I wanted to show them because it is a reality of what trans people experience every day. Caitlyn is making a difference to the trans community, so I didn't want to hide the darkness and persecution they face in my art piece. It just wouldn't be fair."

The image, only published today, has already taken social media by storm. Conor previously published an image of diver Tom Daley, using similar homophobic tweets, last year.

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