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.

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.

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