'It's gone way too far now!': Love Island's Ellie Brown defends her 'sweet' BFF Harley Brash after she's cruelly trolled for her appearance on the show

Former Love Island star Ellie Brown has slammed 'horrible' online trolls over their comments about her best friend, Harley Brash, on the ITV2 show.

Estate agent Harley, 20, entered the villa just days ago alongside India Reynolds and Greg O'Shea, but already the blonde beauty has been subjected to cruel comments about her appearance online.

Fed up with the hate directed towards her BFF, Ellie, 21, posted a heartfelt video on Twitter on Friday, where she urged 'horrible' trolls to leave her 'sweet' friend alone.  

Hitting back: Former Love Island star Ellie Brown has slammed 'horrible' online trolls over their comments about her best friend, Harley Brash, on the ITV2 show

Hitting back: Former Love Island star Ellie Brown has slammed 'horrible' online trolls over their comments about her best friend, Harley Brash, on the ITV2 show

Looking into the camera as she lay down, Ellie said: 'Hey guys, so I just want to come on here and speak about everything that’s happening with Harley. 

'At first it was a little bit of banter, memes and things she wouldn’t get bothered by, she’s not that kind of person.

'But she was trending on Twitter last night and when I looked, honestly, some of the stuff was so horrible.'

Drawing on her own experience of receiving comments while on the hit ITV2 dating show, she explained: 'And I think it’s like, I went through the stage of getting hate on the show, it was the result of my actions, I deserved it at the time, a massive learning curve. 

So close: Fed up at the hate directed towards her BFF, Ellie, 21, posted a heartfelt video on Twitter on Friday, where she urged cruel trolls to leave her friend alone

So close: Fed up at the hate directed towards her BFF, Ellie, 21, posted a heartfelt video on Twitter on Friday, where she urged cruel trolls to leave her friend alone

'But that was a one-on one heated argument and we move on. This isn’t because she’s done anything wrong or because of her personality or anything, it’s purely just based on the way she looks.'

Further calling out Harley's haters, she continued: 'Imagine being 20-years-old and coming out and seeing that you’re trending with 22,000 tweets, all of people slating the way you look.

'Now, I was having a flick through at some of the people that were tweeting and it’s the same people that bang on about mental health and I’m not going to get too deep, we all know what’s gone on.'

Harsh: Estate agent Harley, 20, entered the villa just days ago, but already the blonde beauty has been subjected to cruel comments about her appearance online

Harsh: Estate agent Harley, 20, entered the villa just days ago, but already the blonde beauty has been subjected to cruel comments about her appearance online 

Upset: Ellie said: 'Imagine being 20-years-old and coming out and seeing that you¿re trending with 22,000 tweets, all of people slating the way you look.'

Upset: Ellie said: 'Imagine being 20-years-old and coming out and seeing that you’re trending with 22,000 tweets, all of people slating the way you look.'

Ellie went on to praise her friend and urged keyboard warriors to lay off her pal, adding that things have gone 'way too far'. 

She concluded: 'She’s such a sweet girl, she’s got such a big heart and everyone just needs to chill and give her a chance because this stuff has honestly gone way too far now.' 

Fans of the star were quick to comment on the post, with many praising her for calling out the cruel trolls.

Defence: Ellie added: 'She was trending on Twitter last night and when I looked, honestly, some of the stuff was so horrible.'

Defence: Ellie added: 'She was trending on Twitter last night and when I looked, honestly, some of the stuff was so horrible.'

One person wrote: 'Spot on. Making fun of one’s appearances is just disgusting. I don’t know if people even realise how hurtful it can be and they just think it’s for the lols, or if they are actually doing it for the sake of making someone feel bad. Either way it’s disgusting.' 

While another responded: 'Yes girl. You’d think in today’s world people would be more careful with what they say KNOWING the horrible effect it can have. 

'Mental health is no laughing matter. Those people should hang their heads in shame. Major respect for calling it out.'

'Well done for speaking out, I work in mental health and the damage this does is unbelievable. Thank goodness she has a friend like you', tweeted a third appreciative fan.

Too much: She added: 'She¿s such a sweet girl, she¿s got such a big heart and everyone just needs to chill and give her a chance because this stuff has honestly gone way too far now.'

Too much: She added: 'She’s such a sweet girl, she’s got such a big heart and everyone just needs to chill and give her a chance because this stuff has honestly gone way too far now.'

Good on you! Fans of the star were quick to comment on the post, with many praising her for calling out the haters

Good on you! Fans of the star were quick to comment on the post, with many praising her for calling out the haters

With another adding: 'We need more people like you in the world! It’s not fair the way people are judging her appearance! People these days honestly don’t care about anyone other than themselves!' 

Meanwhile, Love Island viewers have themselves taken to Twitter in defence of bubbly Harley, with many left confused as to why she was targeted.

'So many people being so so nasty about Harley on #LoveIsland. I think she’s beautiful, y are people so f**king nasty!' exclaimed one angry viewer.  

Supporters: Meanwhile, Love Island viewers have themselves taken to Twitter in defence of bubbly Harley, with many left confused as to why she was targeted

Supporters: Meanwhile, Love Island viewers have themselves taken to Twitter in defence of bubbly Harley, with many left confused as to why she was targeted

A second account berated the haters, tweeting: 'People are really out here hating on Harley?? some of y'all grew up caring a bit too much about how other people look, and it shows.'

With a third person commenting: 'Am glad Harley is coupled up hope things work out for her, sick of seeing negative comments towards her she’s a nice lass!'

Ellie and Harley have been friends for years due to the fact their mums are best pals and often appear on each other's social media feeds.  

As Harley entered the villa last week, Ellie shared sweet throwback snap and message of support for her 'lil sis'.

Best pals: Ellie and Harley have been friends for years due to the fact their mums are best pals and often appear on each other's social media feeds

Best pals: Ellie and Harley have been friends for years due to the fact their mums are best pals and often appear on each other's social media feeds

The Newcastle beauty, who appeared on the 2018 series, looked unrecognisable in the dated picture as she posed alongside her best friend in matching red leotards with their blonde locks styled into identical buns. 

Sending her support to Harley who entered the villa on Tuesday night, she penned alongside the snap: 'Well lil sis I don’t know how we both ended up here but here we go again... [crying laughing emojis] love you @harley_brash ❤️.'

However, Ellie couldn't resist playfully taking a swipe at her best friend, as she added in the comments: 'Ps so glad ur forehead got smaller.'

Meanwhile, sparks are flying for Harley in the villa after she recently recoupled with funnyman Chris Taylor. 

After their initial love interests Ovie and India got with each other, Chris and Harley found themselves drawn to one another and were soon getting along swimmingly.

Love Island continues Sunday at 9pm on ITV2.  

Throwback: Former Love Island star Ellie took to Instagram on Tuesday to share a sweet throwback snap and message of support for her 'lil sis' Harley after she entered the villa

Throwback: Former Love Island star Ellie took to Instagram on Tuesday to share a sweet throwback snap and message of support for her 'lil sis' Harley after she entered the villa

Love Island's Ellie Brown defends BFF Harley Brash after she's cruelly trolled for her appearance

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