Bergdorf announced on Instagram this morning that with much sadness, she will be stepping down from her position on the LGBT+ advisory panel
In the post, Bergdorf expresses her disappointment and sadness in the decision.
I won't let this continue to be a distraction or stand in the way of the LGBT+ panel's success. pic.twitter.com/O89Uz4CmS9— Munroe Bergdorf 🌹🌹 (@MunroeBergdorf) 6 March 2018
Since the announcement, Bergdorf has received "endless attacks" on her character and "relentless online abuse". It is on these grounds she has decided to step down.
In the post, she says "I wanted my appointment to be something positive and exciting for the community, but instead it has turned into nasty tabloid fodder, blown out of all proportion.
This group was assembled to act as an informal sounding board, to make Ms Butler aware of LGBT areas of concern. This was an unpaid position alongside 20+ other activists and community figures."
"I accepted a place on the board because I felt that it would be an exciting and effective way of helping to shed light on issues that I felt were being overlooked and hopefully push needs forward."
This morning, many fans are offering their words of support.
This can’t have been an easy decision to make and I’m sorry it came to this. A lot of us are grateful for all that you do.— 🦀⚡️🌿 tara 🌹🌒✨ (@Catstello) 6 March 2018
Hugely unfortunate, but you’re still one of the most important voices the community has so please don’t let this dampen your spirit ❤️— Yusuf 🏳️🌈 (@colouroffensive) 6 March 2018
So saddened that you have to do this, you are an incredible, empowering woman and that you are giving your life to such causes should be celebrated. Sending love and power!— Sharmaine Lovegrove (@SharLovegrove) 6 March 2018
The LGBT+ advisory board announcement took place on 26 February, in which an event was held at Parliament.
The advisory group was pulled together to support Labour’s women and equality minister, Dawn Butler MP on LGBT+ issues in society.
Some people however were not happy about Bergdorf's position, following controversy last year when she was dropped by L'Oreal after claims she posted racist comments online.
Image credit: Munroe Bergdorf