Love Island star Chloe Burrows’ family outraged as their post slamming trolls is removed from Instagram (Image: ITV)
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Love Island star Chloe Burrows' family have been irritated as their post sharing the abuse she has received was removed by Instagram.
The reality TV star's loved ones have posted about the influx of abusive messages from trolls that Chloe has been receiving following her arrival in the villa and choosing to pair up with co-star Aaron.
Late arrival Chloe's decision to couple up with Aaron prompted his first partner Shannon Singh to be dumped from the villa after only two days on the show.
An Instagram Stories post on Thursday saw Chloe's loved ones share a post from her official Instagram account.
It read: "Morning everyone, Chloe’s family and friends here.
“We hate to introduce ourselves under such vile circumstances but we’ve had enough, after just 3 episodes."
Chloe Burrows' Instagram account has received nasty messages during her Love Island stint
(Image: Chloe Burrows/Instagram)
The statement continued: “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 (see next story), encouraging Chloe to kill herself – there have been HUNDREDS."
They then referenced the tragic history of deaths by suicide among former Love Island stars, including contestants Sophie Gradon and Michael Thalassitis and former host Caroline Flack.
Chloe's loved ones asked readers to be kinder towards Love Island stars
Chloe's loved ones continued: “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!
“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's loved ones noted that the nasty messages were worse after she chose who to couple up with
The statement also reflected the impact that the statement would have or not have,
"We are not naive. We know that this post won’t put an end to trolling," they continued.
“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".
After Chloe chose to couple with Aaron, Shannon was dumped from the villa
Chloe's loved ones went on to share one of the offending posts from a troll, afterwards sharing an image of Shannon from her account with the message: "Aaaaaaanyway , go and show this beauty some love [red heart emoji]".
The account then shared a further post revealing that the screenshot of the troll's message to Chloe had been removed for violating Instagram's community guidelines in regards to "violence and incitement."
Acknowledging how the star receives this nasty content herself, Chloe's account commented: "the irony!!!!"
Chloe's loved ones revealed that Instagram had removed the screenshot of the nasty message her account had received
Social media giant Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, remove posts that are deemed to break their community guidelines, which the content of the message may have been judged to have broken.
Included within Instagram's guidelines, it is stated: "We remove credible threats of violence, hate speech and the targeting of private individuals. We do not allow attacks or abuse based on race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, disability or disease."
They also add: "We do not allow glorification or encouragement of self-injury, including eating disorders. We do allow content that references self-injury and eating disorders if it is for the purpose of creating awareness or signposting support."
The Mirror has reached out to Instagram for comment on this story.
*Love Island continues on ITV2 tonight at 9pm with previous episodes available on ITV Hub. Episodes are added the next morning on BritBox.
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