LOVE Island star Sharon Gaffka has revealed that she was flooded with “violent” messages following her exit from the villa.
Sharon, 25, appeared in this summer’s series of Love Island and fell victim to aggressive trolls once she had left the show.
The civil servant said the vile messages swamped her inbox after she came out as bisexual.
Last month, Sharon spoke publicly about conversations she had with Faye Winter about her sexuality, but claimed they were never aired.
In an interview with new! magazine, Sharon now says her comments sparked a “violent” response from trolls.
“When I first came out, it was mostly violent messages. People telling me they were going to hurt me or to hurt myself,” she said
“Now it’s more about my appearance.”
Sharon was the fifth person to be dumped from Love Island.
While on the show and during a game called Horny Devils, she admitted she had taken part in threesomes with women in the past.
During a conversation on the sofas, she had also told Faye about her bisexuality: “It’s something that I’ve explored but I’ve never been in a relationship with a woman.”
Sharon later told Metro: “A lot of the conversations I had about modern dating on the show were never aired, but I was very open about sexuality and being a mixed-race woman in modern dating.”
She added: “Well I don’t know if I’m supposed to find out if I like girls and boys if I don’t find out for myself.”