Love Island’s Amy Hart has slammed cruel trolls for mocking her appearance.
The reality star has revealed that she’s been inundated with online abuse since leaving the Love Island villa – and she’s received a lot of comments about her teeth in particular.
Taking to Instagram, the 27-year-old wrote: “To everyone who has taken time out of their day to point out my flaws – thank you.”
“I know you probably think that the comments you make about my appearance don’t get read, well they do – and they hurt.”
“Not just me, but my friends and family, too. I’ve seen so many comments telling me to get my teeth fixed, and they’ve been heard. Loud and clear,” she continued.
“I’ve actually been unhappy with them for years, but I haven’t really been in a position to get them sorted out.”
“I know it’s probably difficult to see me as a person when all you know about me is what you’ve seen on TV, online and when I pop up on your social media feed.
“To you, I’m probably just a picture or a video… but the reality is I’m just an ordinary girl from Worthing whose dreams are coming true.”
Amy explained: “The vast majority of comments I receive are absolutely lovely – and I read them too… so thank you! I guess what I want to say is… just have a bit consideration when you’re leaving comments on people’s posts – whether they have 1 follower or 1 million followers.
“I have a mirror, I know what I look like – and I’m happy with it. But, like everyone, I have my insecurities. Amz xo.”
Amy quickly received messages of support from her followers, including her fellow Love Island stars.
Molly-Mae Hague simply commented, “You’re perfect,” while Anna Vakili said, “I love you so much ❤️beautiful inside and out.”
Other well-known faces including Gemma Collins and Charlotte Crosby offered messages of support.
Amy later thanked everyone for the support on her Instagram Story, and also shared an example of the kind of abuse she gets “on the daily” on social media.
Sharing a screenshot of a DM, the private message read: “Your one f**king ugly b***h. Can’t u see no man wants you. Ya f**king ugly s**g’.”
Amy revealed that the message was from a “youngish” teenager, and said, “Now, if they’re sending that to me, what are they saying to the people in their class?”
“So I am actually going to go into schools and talk about trolling and how it’s not very nice, and the affects of trolling, and in the worst circumstances – what it can do.”
“Because these kids, I don’t know whether they think that they’re not doing anything wrong or it doesn’t matter, but obviously it does,” she added.