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Journalist Una Mullally received an outpouring of support after tweeting homophobic hatemail

The writer called Mullally’s cancer “the will of God”.

IRISH TIMES COLUMNIST Una Mullally has been a prominent voice for the Yes vote in the upcoming marriage referendum.

She recently wrote a widely-shared personal column about being diagnosed with cancer two months ago, and how she felt embarrassed at stuttering her girlfriend’s name as her next of kin, saying:

I guess it’s hard to accept yourself when your country doesn’t.

Today, Twitter has been enraged by a letter she posted that she received from a reader claiming her cancer was “the will of God”.

The letter went on to say that she should accept that she is homosexual and that “not very pretty”.

Oh, it just gets worse.

Twitter was quick to jump to her defence.

While the letter is appalling, Mullally said it isn’t the worst she’s received.

Mullally is currently undergoing treatment for the tumour in her stomach, but continues to campaign tirelessly for a Yes vote.

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