Georgia Steel’s best friends have begged trolls to ‘take it easy’ on the star and revealed they too have received death threats because of their association with her.
Taking to Instagram on Tuesday, Elma Pazar, 30, and Francesca Allen, 28, who appeared on series five of Love Island, spoke out in solidarity with Georgia’s family after they issued a statement about the vile abuse they had received.
Georgia, 25, has been a divisive figure on the show after becoming embroiled in a love square with Toby Aromolaran, 24, Callum Jones, 27, and Tom Clare, 24, admitting she has feelings for all of them.
During the PDA Awards on Sunday, Georgia was branded ‘sneaky’ as her connections with the three boys were revealed to her fellow Islanders, prompting a pile on of trolls.
Issuing a joint statement on the matter, Elma and Francesca penned: ‘Georgia is our friend and it’s really sad to see death threats and extremely nasty messages towards her – not only in her DMs but also ours and her family’s.’
Georgia Steel ‘s best friends have begged trolls to ‘take it easy’ on the star and revealed they too have received death threats because of their association with her
Taking to Instagram on Tuesday, Elma Pazar (left) and Francesca Allen (right) who appeared on series five of Love Island, spoke out in solidarity with Georgia’s family (pictured in 2020)
Elma, 30, and Francesca, 28, issued a joint statement on the matter, sharing that ‘it’s really sad to see death threats and extremely nasty messages towards her’
It continued: ‘Everyone’s entitled to their opinions, just take it easy. Love Elma & Fran xxx’
Their statement came after Georgia’s family hit out at cruel online trolls after they targeted her on social media in recent days.
A statement on her Instagram Stories on Monday read: ‘Love Island is an amazing TV show and we have loved watching this series as much as everybody else.
‘The last few episodes have been difficult for us to watch, but what’s far worse is the hate Georgia is receiving online.
‘It’s a TV show and everyone has their opinions, please remember it’s not real life!
‘Sending vile threats and nasty messages and comments is totally unacceptable. Trolling is not OK.
‘Georgia is a daughter, granddaughter, sister and friend, and these hurtful comments will not only devastate her when she leaves the villa, but have deeply hurt those around her.
‘For the messages of love, support and kindness we see you and we thank you!’
They added in a separate post: ‘There is power in kindness.’
An ITV spokesperson told MailOnline: ‘We would always urge our viewers to be kind when engaging in social media conversations about our Islanders, and to remember that they are real people with feelings.’
Reality star Georgia has been caught in the middle of fellow Islanders Toby Aromolaran, Callum Jones and Tom Clare after finding herself confused about her feelings for them
Viewers of the show took to social media to criticise her behaviour and her family has now spoken out to defend her
Georgia’s loved ones said she had been subjected to ‘vile threats and nasty messages’ and called for people to be kind
Georgia 25, had been coupled up with Callum, 27, before her head was turned by new arrival Tom Clare , 24, and former flame Toby, also 24 (Callum pictured)
Georgia took a heartbroken Callum for a chat by the firepit on Monday, where she tried to insist that she liked him as a much as Toby (pictured), despite being seen saying the opposite
She has also had eyes for Tom Clare during her time in the villa after he entered as a bombshell
Georgia was coupled-up with Callum before her head was turned by Tom Clare and former flame.
However, Georgia hid this from Callum and when they shared a night in the hideaway together she told him he was the only person she wanted to be there with.
Her comments were exposed during Sunday night’s dramatic PDA Awards, with her secret flirting being shown to her fellow Islanders in a clip.
Georgia took a heartbroken Callum for a chat by the fire pit during Monday’s episode, when she tried to insist that she liked him as a much as Toby, despite being seen saying the opposite during the PDA Awards.
Callum said: ‘The only thing I’ve said to you in the process is to be honest with me. If you just let me know these things.
‘It’s so confusing and it’s actually really hurt me. I’m not going to get in the way of you and Toby.’
Georgia said: ‘But I like you too. And I know you’re angry at me for saying I’m confused and I get that. But I like you as well as him.’
However, Callum replied: ‘I know but for me I can’t see past the things that have been said and done.’
Georgia admitted: ‘Maybe I should’ve handled things differently. In some ways I wish Toby had never done that.’
Love Island All Stars continues on Tuesday at 9pm on ITV2 and ITVX.