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Love Island bosses have urged certain members of the public to 'think before posting' after contestant Chloe Burrows was inundated with death threats this week.
On Thursday evening, ITV took to Instagram with a statement, explaining the abusive posts would not be tolerated.
"We want Love Island to be a positive experience for all our cast and their friends and family members.
"Last night's episode created strong reactions but some viewers' posts were wholly unacceptable. We take these matters extremely seriously and will support cast members and their families in reporting such posts.
"We would once again urge all of our viewers to think before posting, and think that our islanders are people with feelings."
The statement comes after Chloe's family also posted a statement on Instagram, calling the messages they had been receiving "absolutely disgusting".
"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 encouraging Chloe to kill herself. There have been HUNDREDS.
"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.
"We are not naive. We know that this post won't put an end to trolling. 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."
Chloe's fans rushed to support her in the comments, with one person writing: "Sending her death threats is disgusting. She had no idea that Shannon would go home."
And another added: "You may not like this girl's actions but it shouldn't be the death of her just because she said or did something you don't agree with... please be kind don't let history repeat itself."
While a third said: "Sorry guys, you might not be a fan of her but can't we all just learn from the mistakes in the past. We all know what happened to the other 3 people we lost thanks to trolling after love island. We don't want it to happen again let's be honest."
"What is wrong with people?! @Chloe___Burrows from #LoveIsland family have released this saying that their daughter is being trolled and has had death threats and DM's to her social media telling her to kill herself! This is disgusting. Trolling should be illegal," said a fourth.
Love Island is on weeknights at 9pm on ITV 2 and ITV Hub. The episodes are available to stream on BritBox the following morning.
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