Chloe Burrows receives death threats days into Love Island (Picture: ITV)
Love Island bosses have called out the ‘wholly unacceptable’ trolls who have inundated Chloe Burrows’ social media with death threats.
Chloe’s family were forced to release a statement reminding viewers to ‘be kind’ after the 25-year-old arrived late into the villa and had to pick a boy to couple up, subsequently sending Shannon Singh home.
They revealed she had received hundreds of disgusting and harmful messages on her accounts, writing: ‘Have the deaths of Sophie, Mike and Caroline taught us nothing?’
Love Island has now said they will offer its support to the cast’s friends and families in reporting such heinous abuse.
‘We want Love Island to be a positive experience for all our cast and their friends and family members,’ they wrote in a statement shared on Twitter.
‘Last night’s episode created strong reactions but some viewers’ posts were wholly unacceptable. We take these matters extremely seriously and will support cast members and their families in reporting such posts.’
They added: ‘We would once again urge all our viewers to think before posting, and remember that our Islanders are people with feelings.’
In a statement, Chloe’s family said: ‘We hate to introduce ourselves under such vile circumstances but we’ve had enough, after just 3 episodes.
‘We all have thick skin but the amount of trolling Chloe has been receiving is absolutely disgusting. This morning we woke up to yet another DM encouraging Chloe to kill herself – there have been HUNDREDS.
Chloe’s family urged viewers to be kind (Picture: Instagram)
‘Have the deaths of Sophie, Mike and Caroline taught us nothing?
‘Not only that, but people are flooding her inbox threatening to kill her themselves. People… this is a GAME show, there is a cash prize!’
Chloe was a late arrival to the villa (Picture: ITV)
They continued: ‘We understand the frustration surrounding @shannonsinghhh ‘s eviction – we feel it too! She didn’t deserve to leave so early but Chloe does not deserve to DIE because Shannon had to leave the villa!
‘She will have had no idea of the repercussions of her decision prior to making it.’
They finished: ‘We are not naive. We know that this post won’t put an end to trolling. All the advice we get is to “ignore it” and “block the trolls”, sometimes it’s not that easy. Our hope is that this just reminds some of you to #BeKind x’
ITV announced its latest protocols too look after the Love Island contestant’s mental health both during and after their time in the villa following the deaths of Sophie Gradon, Mike Thalassitis and host Caroline Flack, who all died by suicide.
Love Island continues tonight at 9pm on ITV2.
Credit: Original article published here.