'When people say derogatory and spiteful, personal attacks on me, my children will eventually see that and THAT I WILL NOT HAVE!' the singer tweeted back.
Singer Seal launched a vicious war of words on a Twitter.com user who branded him "ugly" - accusing his detractor of "cowardice". The "Kiss from a Rose" hitmaker was infuriated after reading a message on the social networking site declaring, "Seal is ugly. Sorry."
The Brit was adamant he wasn't bothered by the remark, insisting he only lashed out to protect the "innocence" of the kids he shares with supermodel Heidi Klum. In a series of posts on Twitter.com, Seal ranted, "Let me see, the most beautiful wife on the planet, four equally beautiful kids, an outstanding career lasting 20 years, a Grammy this year now totaling 5. You, on the other hand, sit behind your vail (sic) of anonymity with no life other than Twitter and you think I'm ugly? Do the math p**ck."
"What pisses me off about the Internet is cowardice! The truth is that I may walk past that p**ck in the street and he wouldn't even have the sack to look me in the eye. When people say derogatory and spiteful, personal attacks on me, my children will eventually see that and THAT I WILL NOT HAVE! I will attack those who threaten their innocence."
And Seal insists cyber-bullies should be punished for picking on the vulnerable, adding: "Do you honestly think that someone who has the life I lead cares what anyone says? What about those without the luxury of thick skin? I'll tell you what happens, they end up committing suicide because someone at school told them they were ugly! My issue is with non-accountability!"