Love Island’s Chloe Burrows has received death threats following the shock exit of Shannon Singh, with her family being forced to release a statement reminding viewers to ‘be kind’.
The 25-year-old was the first late arrival into the villa, and had to pick a boy to couple up with less than 24 hours into her stay, subsequently eliminating one of the female islanders.
Shannon was the first contestant dumped from the villa but vile trolls have gone on to send Chloe’s media account harmful messages.
Via Chloe’s Instagram account, her family asked: ‘Have the deaths of Sophie, Mike and Caroline taught us nothing?’
In a statement, her 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!’
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.’
Chloe was a late arrival into the villa (Picture: ITV)
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’
In another post, the family revealed one of the messages, which read: ‘’Can you just fall in the firepit and die.’
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.