Love Island’s Summer Botwe hit with vile death threats over Dami Hope remarks: ‘You lot are taking it too far’
A tense exchange between former Love Island stars Indiyah Polack and Summer Botwe has lead to the latter criticising trolls for sending her death threats.
The pair both appeared on last season of the reality dating series, and while there was some slight back and forth with them being coupled up with Dami Hope at different times, it was Indiyah and him who ended up together.
Since leaving the villa after coming third place six months ago, they are still together.
However last week Summer made an explicit comment about Dami, which kicked things off.
During an appearance on the podcast Spill the Juice, Summer referenced Dami’s manhood.
Asked about their brief romance she said: ‘Not that I done anything but you know, I can see things. My eyes were working enough to see the grower.’
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Soon after Indiyah hit back, posting on Twitter: ‘Some people need to stop reminiscing on what they can’t have.’
But things have become toxic after trolls got involved and started targeting Summer and sending her death threats.
It lead Summer to share a post asking them to stop.
‘I’ll be real you lot are taking it too far…death threats telling me to kill myself saying I don’t deserve to be alive,’ she wrote on Monday.
‘I take accountability for what I said but I don’t deserve some of the s*** you guys are saying to me.
‘My family also see everything you guys say to me and it affects them which is hard for me to see so keep that in mind when you’re sending me all this hate.
‘I hope you all find peace and remember that everyone is human and has feelings. Goodnight.’
While Summer was linked to Dami briefly when she entered the villas as a Casa Amor bombshell, he eventually ended up with his current girlfriend.
But in an Instagram post on Tuesday, Summer alluded to the drama sharing photos of herself with the caption ‘fly girl era, no apologies’, including a photo of her flipping the bird.
On the same night that Summer addressed the trolling, the new season of Love Island arrived on our screens, which Indiyah then discussed on the Love Island: The Morning After podcast, where she encouraged the girls to engage in tactics to get the attention of Kai Fagan.
While it was Tanyel Revan who ended up with him after Anna-May Robey and Olivia Hawkins coupled up with him, Indiyah told her co-host, Made In Chelsea star Sam Thompson, that the Islanders should ‘keep your friends close and your enemies closer’.
She added: ‘Befriend her, take her tricks and take her man.’
After being left single in Tuesday night’s episode, Will Young is at risk of being sent packing when the first dumping happens at the end of this week.
Metro.co.uk has contacted the representatives for Summer, Indiyah and Dami.
Love Island continues tonight at 9pm on ITV2 and ITVX.
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