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Love Island: Amber's Family Forced To Deactivate Twitter Account Following 'Vile' Messages

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Love Island: Amber's Family Forced To Deactivate Twitter Account Following 'Vile' Messages

The family of Love Island star Amber Beckford have deactivated her Twitter following a barrage of nasty tweets from trolls.

Amber, 24, was dumped from the villa this week alongside Ikenna Ekwonna.

The public vote came shortly after Amber - and a few of the other girls - had been in an argument with Islander Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu, with the pair clearing the air and making up shortly afterwards.

Amber's family have deactivated her Twitter. Credit: ITV
Amber's family have deactivated her Twitter. Credit: ITV
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Following her exit, Amber's family took to social media where they explained their decisions for deactivating her Twitter account, explaining they needed to protect her mental health.

They wrote on social media: "Hey all, Amber's time in the villa has come to an end. We have received some lovely comments & messages and thank you from the bottom of our hearts. 

"However as most of you are probably aware of some of the vile tweets, messages and posts that are being written about Amber. As Amber’s family and friends, this has been extremely hard to see and sometimes sickening.

"We didn’t want to have to post something like this but please remember that bullying somebody over an hour episode of a televised show is damaging. 

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"Bullying and negative comments can be extremely harmful to someone’s mental health and sometimes in worse cases can be fatal. 

"We will not stand for bullying and harassment."

Amber had previously had an argument with Ekin-Su. Credit: ITV
Amber had previously had an argument with Ekin-Su. Credit: ITV

The family went on to explain they had therefore made the decision to deactivate Amber's account before she arrives home.

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"For this reason, we have unfortunately decided to deactivate Amber’s Twitter before her arrival home to protect her mental well-being," they continued.

"This is a decision that has been made by Amber’s close friends and family as it has been extremely difficult for her family and friends to see, and we still want to make this an exciting time for Amber; not a negative one.

"We’d like to thank everyone again for some of the love and to those who have supported Amber on her journey.

"We wish Amber’s new friends the best of luck in the villa and will continue to support them, please remember to be kind to them also; we're only human. If you have nothing nice to say, keep it to yourself."

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Ikenna also left alongside Amber. Credit: ITV
Ikenna also left alongside Amber. Credit: ITV

Upon leaving the villa in Tuesday's episode, Amber said: "I don’t have any regrets, definitely done myself proud, I’ve been true to me."

Love Island continues at 9pm on ITV2.

Featured Image Credit: ITV

Topics: TV And Film, Love Island

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