Love Island’s Marcel Somerville and Gabby Allen respond to racist abuse online
Love Island finalists Marcel Somerville and Gabby Allen have hit back at racist trolls online, threatening to “name and shame” people if it continues.
Taking to Instagram, Gabby explained how she was “horrified” by the abusive comments she has received on social media. Highlighting a few examples, Gabby revealed she had been labelled “dirty” and accused of “committing genocide against [your] own race.”
She said: “I’ve grown up in multicultural and LGBTQIA environments all my life.
“To know this is still a thing… I’m mind-blown.”
The reality star added: “Hopefully it doesn’t, but if it continues, I’ll have no choice but to publicly name and shame every single one of you.”
Blazin’ Squad’s Marcel has also spoken out about the abuse his girlfriend has received since finishing in fourth place on the ITV2 series last week.
“I’ve not gotten any feedback or comments like that,” he told OK! magazine. “But to know that she was receiving them, I feel like she should not be on the receiving end of that stuff because it’s not something to be negative about.”
When asked how he felt about Gabby publicly speaking out against trolls, he insisted: “I was proud of her”.
Love Island will return to ITV2 in 2018.