Scarlett Moffatt targeted by body-shaming trolls following TV appearance

Ciara Sheppard
Contributor Yahoo Style UK
Scarlett Moffatt and ‘Made In Chelsea”s Jamie Laing were guests on Love Island: Aftersun’ [Photo: Rex]

Scarlett Moffatt has hit back at body-shamers who left the TV personality in tears after her guest appearance on ‘Love Island: Aftersun’.

The 27-year-old, who found fame on Channel 4’s ‘Gogglebox’,  took to Twitter after seeing vile tweets on the platform about her appearance on the ‘Love Island’ spin-off chat show.

Moffatt said that she was “ashamed” of the trolls and that some of the comments had left her “crying [her] eyes out”.

Many of the unnecessary comments took aim at Scarlett’s weight, while others mocked her supposed ‘wardrobe malfunction’ which saw her white bra on display.

Scarlett Moffat with Russel Kane and Jamie Laing. [Photo: ITV]

Scarlett said that these kind of body-shaming comments are aiding “social anxiety,” something which she already suffers with.

Scarlett finished by saying: “I’m a 27 year old girl with feelings & a family who get upset also when they see vile comments about my appearance.” [Sic]

“Something needs to change with our society!” Scarlett finished.

Naturally, many were quick to jump to the TV star’s defence.

One supported said she is “beautiful inside and out”, while another said they wanted to give the TV star “a hug,” and many others advised her to ignore and block the trolls.

Other Twitter users pointed out the hypocrisy that many of the people body-shaming Scarlett were the same that were upset with the lack of body diversity ‘Love Island’ has been accused of.

Scarlett with Russell Kane and Jamie Laing on ‘Love Island: Aftersun’ [Photo: Rex]

Former ‘Love Island’ star Olivia Buckland reached out to Scarlett saying that she, too, had “broken down” because of comments by trolls recently.

“From one strong lady to another; we’re better than that,” Buckland wrote.

“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.” [Sic]

Scarlett, we think you look beautiful.

Now, can everyone just be a bit nicer to one another?

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