Derry Girls star Nicola Coughlan has been praised after clapping back to a critic of her BAFTAs dress who said it was "not the most flattering".
After a Daily Mirror report criticised the 32-year-old Galway actress's pink midi-dress, a Twitter user commented that the newspaper was "contributing to the persistent degradation of women."
Coughlan responded, writing: "I mean incorrect @DailyMirror I look smokin, sorry bout it."
The actress, who plays Clare Devlin in the hit Channel 4 sitcom, was met with a wave of resounding support on Twitter.
Author Marian Keyes told Coughlan she looked "exquisite" and added she is "wildly jellies of your fabaliss figure".
You looked EXQUISITE, Nicola. The pink was glorious with your colouring and I am WILDLY JELLIES of your FABALISS figure. You are a goddess— Marian Keyes (@MarianKeyes) May 13, 2019
Actress Bronagh Waugh, who cameoed on the last season of Derry Girls, tweeted that media outlets should not "reduce actresses down to what they wore/how they looked" and "celebrate them for why they are there....that they are nomination for an actual BAFTA."
The Fall star Niamh McGrady said Coughlan looked "absolutely sizzling" and added "thon hallions need their eyes testing."
Coronation Street star Charlie Lawson tweeted: "Don't be listening to any s****! You all look fabulous!"
Don’t be listening to any shite! You all look fabulous!! https://t.co/xyjQfRCkDH— Charlie Lawson (@charlie_lawson1) May 13, 2019
Comedian and actress Roisin Conaty wrote: "You look like a beautiful Hollywood movie star. And you are a brilliantly talented actress."
You look like a beautiful Hollywood movie star. 💕💕💕AND you are a brilliantly talented actress xxx— Roisin Conaty (@Roisinconaty) May 12, 2019
Take a look at some more responses to Coughlan's tweet.
You look gorgeous. I love that dress.— Jane Fallon (@JaneFallon) May 12, 2019
I thought I couldn’t hate @DailyMirror more. This lady is unbelievably talented, one of the sweetest and most caring people I’ve ever had the pleasure to meet AND an absolute smokeshow. Catch yourself on. @nicolacoughlan you and all the gang looked unreal tonight. Love you all x pic.twitter.com/rerQPOo2sH— Brenock O'Connor (@Brenock_OConnor) May 12, 2019
Coughlan later took to Twitter to thank people for their responses, writing: "Honestly I’ve had more kind, sweet lovely things said to me on here today I couldn’t even begin to say thank you to all of you but it’s so appreciated and again shows how brilliant people always outnumber the bad ones."
Honestly I’ve had more kind, sweet lovely things said to me on here today I couldn’t even begin to say thank you to all of you but it’s so appreciated and again shows how brilliant people always outnumber the bad ones 💖— Nicola Coughlan (@nicolacoughlan) May 13, 2019
Derry Girls was nominated for the best scripted comedy at the Bafta Television Awards but lost out to Sally4Ever.