Love Island bosses have hit out at the vile trolls who have sent Chloe Burrows a barrage of death threats.
Chloe, 25, was a dramatic late entry in the newest series of the reality dating show and chose to couple up with Aaron Francis on Tuesday night.
The shock selection meant that fellow islander and early fans’ favourite Shannon Singh was sensationally dumped from the show before it had really began.
As a result, some cruel viewers sent disgusting messages and death threats to Chloe’s family, leaving them needing to beg for them to stop.
And now Love Island bosses have stepped in to warn trolls that any abuse of this nature will not be tolerated and police will be informed of any nasty or hurtful comments about the Islanders.
In a statement posted on the show’s official Instagram page, bosses said: “We want Love Island to be a positive experience for all of our cast and their friends and family members.
“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.”
The message concluded: “We would once again urge all of our viewers to think before posting, and remember that our Islanders are people with feelings.”
Love Island’s statement was met with positivity, while former contestant Jordan Adefay commented to say he hoped the show had a better support system in place for this series.
He wrote: “I hope they have a better support system this year. And actually give each one a chance instead of picking favourites just for a better storyline. And also please don’t just dump dumped islanders at the airport not knowing how to deal with all the press.. it was actually terrifying… thank you”
“We are not naïve. 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 #BeKind” x.”
Former contestant Dr Alex had also asked people to remember to be kind as the show kicked off this week.
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