03 August 2017

Love Island’s Gabby Allen thanks fans for supporting her and boyfriend Marcel Sommerville after they became victims of vile racist abuse

LOVE Island’s Gabby Allen has thanked fans for supporting her and boyfriend Marcel Sommerville after they became victims of vile racist abuse.

Yesterday the pretty blonde revealed the extend of the comments she had received from online trolls over their relationship.

Gabby revealed her relationship with Marcel had received a racist backlash
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Taking to Instagram Stories she posted three messages of thanks, they said: “Thanks to everyone for being supportive with regards to me sharing horrid and racist comments earlier this week…

She went on: “I’m so fortunate to have been given such a great platform off the back of Love Island which is allowing me to raise awareness of all this and make it…

“known IT IS NOT OK to speak or about people like that”

Gabby’s messages of thanks come after she posted a video revealing the extent of the racial abuse she had received.

In the video she said: “Right guys so I have been reading through some of the messages I’ve received over the past few weeks and I’m absolutely horrified at the amount of disgusting racial abuse due mine and Marcel’s relationship.

“It completely unacceptable and to know that this is still goes on in 2017, it breaks my heart. I’ve grown up in multi-cultural and LGBTQIA environments all my life. To know that this is still a thing, I’m mind blown.”

Gabby took to Instagram to thank fans
The couple have received racial abuse
The Love Island star was pleased fans had supported her

She also shared screenshots of shocking messages she received.

She continued: “Hopefully it doesn’t, but if it continues I’ll have to choice but to publicly name and shame every single one of you. I will show you one or two just so you can see how disgraceful it really is.

Love island's Gabby Allen speaks out about racial abuse she has received for dating Marcel Somerville

“Sorry for any distress this might have caused anyone, as you can see, behind the scenes isn’t always that pretty. But thanks for the support, aside from this. I get to see my boy tonight and that’s all that matters.”

The couple fell in love on Love Island

Last week Gabby confessed she had also suffered death threats at the hands of trolls – this time because viewers didn’t believe she was good enough for Marcel.

Speaking to the Daily Star she said: “I couldn’t believe my phone when I came out. I’ve been told to kill myself. It’s crazy.”

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