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Gabby Allen grateful for support after 'racist abuse'

Gabby Allen grateful for support after 'racist abuse'

Gabby Allen has thanked fans for their support after she and Marcel Somerville were targeted by "horrid and racist comments".

The 'Love Island' couple were rocked by the horrific abuse earlier this week, but the blonde beauty has admitted she is grateful to have a platform to be able to "raise awareness" about the harmful remarks.

In a series of posts on Instagram Stories, she wrote: "Thanks to everyone for being supportive with regards to me sharing horrid and racist comments earlier this week...

"I'm so fortunate to have been given such a great platform off the back of Love Island which is allowing me to raise awareness of all this and make it...

"known IT IS NOT OK to speak or about people like that (sic)"

The 25-year-old star was recently left "absolutely horrified" by "disgusting" messages she has received because she is dating Blazin' Squad star Marcel.

She said: "Right guys so I have been reading through some of the messages I've received over the past few weeks and I'm absolutely horrified at the amount of disgusting racial abuse due mine and Marcel's relationship.

"It completely unacceptable and to know that this is still goes on in 2017, it breaks my heart. I've grown up in multi-cultural and LGBTQIA environments all my life. To know that this is still a thing, I'm mind blown."

What's more, the star has also received death threats since appearing on the ITV2 programme.

She said: "I couldn't believe my phone when I came out.

"I've had death threats. I've been told to kill myself. It's crazy."