Sharon Gaffka of Love Island speaks of ‘scary’ ordeal | Celebrity
Love Island 2021 star Sharon Gaffka has opened up about the horrific moment she was followed home late at night by a group of teenagers shortly after leaving the Spanish villa.
The 25-year-old former civil servant, who was the fifth person to be dumped from the villa, revealed that she feared her address would be made public and that the experience was “agonizing” even though it was young girls.
She said new! magazine, “I was walking home and some teenage girls got off the train.
“I had this strange feeling of being followed, so I took a strange path back home to get away from them.”
Sharon added, “I didn’t think that would happen, until it did.”
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Sharon previously revealed that fans got their hands on her private phone number and called her on FaceTime. She also explained that she received death threats and horrific comments about her appearance and sent unsolicited photos of men since appearing on the show.
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Speaking to Grazia, Sharon said: “I was not naïve; I expected some trolling. But I did not expect death threats, nor violent and racist messages. I didn’t expect vocal notes from people saying they would stab me in the street if they saw me, or telling me to end my life.
She added that while she felt “well-equipped enough” to deal with hate, others might not be.
“The public is constantly reminded of #BeKind. But I think things are getting more hostile, especially since the people who send hate are now so young. When I was 13, I was playing soccer, but now teens have access to Instagram – and some think it’s okay to send threats. There has to be some kind of education to teach young people that this kind of abuse has a real and tangible impact. “