Scarlett Moffatt sobbed as she read horrible comments about her weight – before admitting she hates the way she looks.
The reality star made her Love Island : Aftersun debut last night, but despite going down a treat with viewers at home, Scarlett stayed up late being bombarded with nasty remarks about her looks.
Taking to Twitter after bursting into tears, Scarlett begged her followers to stop with the disgusting messages.
"I’m honestly ashamed of some people on here. Hard to pretend I’m ok and be a good role model to others about how it’s ok to just you when the comments from grown adults on here have resulted in me crying my eyes out! I hope you’re very proud of yourselves," she tweeted.
"No wonder the amount of people including myself with social anxiety is increasing. Feel like I can’t even film tv shows without hating the way that I look after – from constantly being attacked because of my size and my appearance!"
She went on: "Feel like I need to speak out for others!! This is not fair this needs to stop!! Please to the people out there who aren’t loving themselves right now please don’t let other people stop you from doing what you love. Real beauty shines from within.
"I wanted and felt like I had to write that tweet to let you know at the end of the day I’m a 27 year old girl with feelings & a family who get upset also when they see vile comments about my appearance. Something needs to change with our society!!"
Love Island’s Iain Stirling then reached out to let Scarlett know she had his support, telling her she looked "fire" when he saw her and confirming she’s the "sweetest, most approachable individual out there".
Even Caroline Flack tweeted Scarlett to check she was OK, telling her she was "brilliant" on the show and "lovely" in their chat after the cameras stopped rolling.
It came hours after Love Island 2016 finalists Olivia Buckland and Alex Bowen slammed trolls who told Liv she’d gained weight, provoking Alex to write a scathing review of her critics.
"Had liv crying in my arms this morning because of hurtful comments made by disgusting girls and elder women too f**king disgrace saying she’s put weight on and looks fat. Well she’s f**king unreal and no one should be made feel like that," he blasted.
His fiancee thanked him for standing up for her, telling her fans: "Thank god I have this man. When i feel weak he is my strength. I’m so lucky and he makes me realise the bigger picture. I hate letting things get to me like that, but when your (slightly silly) insecurities are pointed out point blank it’s very difficult."
She added: "I woke up feeling insecure & a bit down, which happens. I read the comments & they got to me like never before I broke. However, I got the same comments the other day, whilst I was in an amazing strong mind, and they didn’t faze me. We all have our moments, we need remember that."
And Olivia was one of the first people to get in touch with Scarlett, telling her: "Babe I can feel this so much. Happened to me yesterday I broke down. From one strong lady to another; we’re better than that. Can’t even give any advice Cus I know whatever is said doesn’t change the way it’s upset you. All I know is that you are better than words."
Scarlett replied to thank her for her kind words, adding: "Honestly it’s getting really overwhelming and I feel like I need to actually be real and tweet and let people know this rather than pretend everything’s fine. Maybe people will think twice before they tweet."
Online bullying has been thrown into the limelight of late following the shock suicide of Love Island star Sophie Gradon, who told an interviewer in March that the trolling could make someone feel like they should end their life.
*The Love Island final kicks off tonight at 9pm on ITV2. If you need support or just someone to talk to, the Samaritans are available 24/7 on freephone 116 123
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