Over the weekend, a fan account dedicated to Benson posted a video of the couple, who have been dating since 2018.
The video prompted some people to attack the couple in the comments section, with one person writing: “I’m serious you need to stay away from that devil and never go back I’m sure many strong handsome religious man would take you back in a heartbeat.
The troll continued: “You are not like this you aren’t gay you love men and you need one.”
In response to the comment, Benson wrote: “You need to mind your own business. Stop making things up,” before Delevingne got involved as well.
In Delevingne's response to the trolls, which has seen been praised on Twitter, the model wrote: “You are f**king disgusting! If you have a problem with true love then come and say this s**t to my face instead of pathetically hating through Instagram."
“I genuinely feel sorry for you both, you are clearly not happy with your lives and have far too much time on your hands. Maybe get a hobby that doesn't involve being homophobic and hating others for being happy,” she concluded.
The Trevor Project is a national non-profit dedicated to providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ+ youth.
Of the honour, Delevingne said: “I'm humbled and truly speechless by The Trevor Project's decision to honour me with this year's Hero Award.
“A 'hero' to me is someone who stands up for what they believe in. They help to make change for those who are under-served or discriminated against.”
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