Charlie Hunnam Stands Up To His Girlfriend’s Online Bullies: ‘Why Would You Attack Her Out Of Admiration For Me?’

Charlie Hunnam, the star of Sons of Anarchy, has proved to all women out there, even the ones bullying his girlfriend, that chivalry is not dead. As hard as the show coming to an end was for him, he has faced something even harder lately; defending his girlfriend against those claiming to be her fans.

Charlie Hunnam discussed how it felt to finish with Sons of Anarchy, according to GQ. After noting that he predominantly wore plaid shirts for the seven years of filming, he noted that once the show was finished, he was inspired to spring clean his wardrobe. He said that it was relatively easy to get rid of the plaid shirts and other memorabilia, but that saying farewell to his character, Jax Teller, was a different matter altogether.

Admitting that it sounds “stupid,” Charlie Hunnam said that farewelling Jax Teller felt like a “genuine bereavement” because he loved the character and had spent the past seven years with him. He went on to say that there were “a lot of tears” for two to three weeks, until one morning when he woke up and realized it was time to move on.

“Okay, it’s time to move on. RIP, Jax Teller.”

While ending a character he was so used to playing was hard for him, having to step in to defend his girlfriend, Morgana McNelis, was also another emotional rollercoaster for Charlie Hunnam. He recently stepped up to defend his longtime girlfriend against online bullies, who have taken to attacking her in cyberspace and call themselves his fans, according to the Huffington Post.

Charlie Hunnam does not post much on social media himself; he has a friend named Tina Lou run his Facebook fan page for him. He recently contacted her to make a post on his behalf, letting online fans who have been bullying his girlfriend know his distaste for this practice. Although the post was deleted, it was made available on SOAFanatic, according to the Huffington Post.

Charlie Hunnam’s distaste for his fans attacking his girlfriend Morgana McNelis online is made clear in his post.

“This is a message from Charlie Hunnam. I have no social media so I have asked my good friend and longtime supporter Tina Lou to post this message for me. It has been brought to my attention that there is a group of immature girls posting a large number of hard messages aimed at my longtime girlfriend. I would respectfully ask you to stop doing this. She is an intelligent, beautiful, kind person who just tried to live a simple life and has nothing to do with the entertainment industry. If you want to talk sh*t, talk sh*t about me, leave her out of it. What is most confusing being that these negative and totally unprovoked attacks appear to be coming from the people who call themselves my fans. Think about the logic of this for a moment. This is a girl I love very much and have spent the last eleven years of my life with and hope to spend the next sixty years. She has been my loyal and supportive partner long before I had any success or money. Why would you attack her out of admiration for me? It makes no sense. Perhaps you might think about spending the time you dedicate on attacking her on improving the quality of your own life, as it is well known that this type of random hatred usually comes from deep rooted personal unhappiness. This about this. Also, I guarantee if you knew her you would feel very silly, as my girlfriend is one of the kindest, nicest, most virtuous people I have ever met. There is literally nothing about her or her behavior that deserves this type of condemnation. Thank you in advance for respecting this request.”

Charlie Hunnam certainly has a point. He does not wish his girlfriend to become the focus of online bullying for any reason, especially when many of the comments are merely based on gossip and assumption. It is nice to see a man standing up for his woman, and makes him even more of a likable guy, even if the post has been deleted.

He invites his fans to criticize him for his decisions directly, since he alone is the sole owner of his decisions. It is nice to see how he commends his girlfriend for her support, even noting that she was by his side early on in his career before he was successful. Perhaps this is why he was so quick to defend her and stand by her: knowing that a good, successful couple stands by and supports the other party.

Even with the post now deleted from Charlie Hunnam’s Facebook fan page, (the reasons for which are as yet unknown), his fighting words for chivalry must make more women sigh that he is taken. And, certainly, online bullying of a girlfriend so loved by the actor should hopefully come to an end. It is doubtful that Charlie Hunnam’s fans would be able to pick on him directly after that most; it seems more likely that they would respect him.

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