Love Island alum Ellie Brown has taken to her Twitter to defend bestie Harley Brash against cruel trolls who are slating the current Love Island contestant for her looks.
Harely’s name was trending on Twitter over the weekend, as viewers of the show took to the social media site to discuss her appearance.
“Hey guys, so I just want to come on here and speak about everything that’s happening with Harley,” Ellie began.
“At first it was a little bit of banter, memes and things she wouldn’t get bothered by, she’s not that kind of person.”
“But she was trending on Twitter last night and when I looked, honestly, some of the stuff was so horrible.”
Describing her own experiences with hate on the show she said: “I went through the stage of getting hate on the show, it was the result of my actions, I deserved it at the time, a massive learning curve.”
“But that was a one-on one heated argument and we move on.”
“This isn’t because she’s done anything wrong or because of her personality or anything, it’s purely just based on the way she looks.”
“Imagine being 20-years-old and coming out and seeing that you’re trending with 22,000 tweets, all of people slating the way you look.”
“Now, I was having a flick through at some of the people that were tweeting and it’s the same people that bang on about mental health and I’m not going to get too deep, we all know what’s gone on.”
Defending her friend, she said: “She’s such a sweet girl, she’s got such a big heart and everyone just needs to chill and give her a chance because this stuff has honestly gone way too far now.”
Love Island continues on Sunday night at 9pm on Virgin Media Two.