Make-up artist Chloe Wilson was caught up in a heated row after posting pictures of her tanned skin after using sunbeds.
One person wrote: “Stick to ur original skin tone maybe ?? I get it to like get a little tan but to look like a WHOLE other race [sic].”
“How many times do black people have to tell you to stop doing black face???” added someone else.
Another critic added: “Tanning to that extent appears as mockery and a form of racism. It’s modern day blackface.”
“Stick to ur original skin tone maybe ??”
Chloe said she was forced to turn off comments due to the abuse.
Tackling the bullies on Twitter, she wrote: “Can I also just add, to all those people saying what I’m doing is cruel, vile, offensive… you are all literally slating me in tweets.
“I never ever wanted to hurt or offend anyone, however you have all purposely wanted to offend and be cruel to me. Says more about you.”
She added: “Oh f*** off with calling me racist because I’ve tanned on the sunbed, I’ve lit just bought about 3 bottles of factor 50 cos now am scared to tan on ma holiday.
“I’m not doing this again.”
Meanwhile, a young mum and former sunbed user diagnosed with cancer has begged other women to ditch the habit with a picture of her blistered face.
This comes after 22-year-old Hannah Tittensor confessed to have taken illegal tanning injections to achieve “glowing” skin.
The hormone alters the level of skin-darkening melanin in the body, but the NHS warns it is not safe.