Love Island’s Dr. Alex George has caught viewers’ attention throughout the series due to his unfortunate sunburn.
However, now his loved ones have revealed the reason his skin looks so pink, claiming that the A&E doctor actually suffers from a skin condition, and the medication causes “photosensitivity”.
The emotional confession came after Geordie Shore star, Charlotte Crosby lashed out at Alex online, specifically mentioning his skin.
[Twitter/ Charlotte Crosby]
After watching his treatment towards Alexandra, she angrily wrote: “Dr Alex….WOW. I have no words for your horrendous sun burnt skin.
“AND BAD ATTITUDE, your bloody lucky to have one girl even take an interest in your wooden plank personality.
“The way you even thought you could mess poor Alexandra around makes me feel sick #VilePinkface”.
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[Twitter/ Alex George]
Alex’s pals, who are running his Twitter and Instagram accounts, quickly responded to her post, calling out Charlotte for getting so personal.
They wrote: “It’s this kind of nastiness directed at people’s appearance on social media that can really affect some people psychologically. There is no excuse for it.
“Alex takes medication for his skin which he is very self conscious about. One side effect of this is photosensitivity.”
Speaking exclusively to OK! Online, Alex’s friends added: “We know Alex would want to raise awareness about this, and we don’t feel what she has said is acceptable.”
[Twitter/ Alex George]
Hitting out further at the Celebrity Big Brother winner for insulting Alex’s looks, they went on: “Expressing an opinion for disliking someone’s personality or mannerisms is understandable, but to attack people for their physical appearance could be considered bullying.
“Some people are genetically more susceptible to sunlight, some people have slower metabolisms etc etc.
“With the number of suicides and mental health problems related to cyber bullying we would have expected better from someone with such an influencial online following.”
Alex’s pals went on to urge anybody who had been picked on not to stand for it, and to ask for help should they have been affected.
OK! Online has contacted Charlotte’s reps for comment.