Love Island's Gabby reveals racial abuse over relationship with Marcel
Love Island's Gabby Allen has opened up about the racial abuse she received over her relationship with boyfriend Marcel Sommerville.
The Liverpool native hit out at social media trolls who have been sending her messages over the summer due to her romance with the Blazin' Squad Islander.
The 25-year-old posted a series of videos on Instagram Stories where she detailed the extent of the messages she had been receiving.
“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 also posted a series of screenshots of the horrific messages she has received, with the usernames blocked out.
But the Love Island star warned that if it continues, she won't be afraid to "name and shame" the people who send the messages.
“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.
“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.”