Joe McElderry has told Sky Tyne and Wear that he does not pay attention to Twitter trolls.
He said: “Obviously you’re aware of them and it’s something that you have to deal with.
“You can’t do anything about that.”
He says he chooses to focus on the positive messages he receives instead.
His comments come as a stalker who subjected Joe McElderry to a tirade of Twitter abuse is found guilty of harassment.
Ennis McBride from Stockport turned up at McElderry's home in South Shields on more than one occasion and sent the star abusive tweets.
The 53-year-old set up a Twitter account called @mcelderrytruth, on which he called the singer a "vile hypocrite" and compared him to late North Korea leader Kim Jong-Il.
The 21-year-old said he felt scared and intimidated.
McBride was fined £1,000 and ordered to abide by a five-year restraining order imposed by the court.
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