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The Ableist Abuse of Love Island’s Tasha Needs to Stop

TW: This article includes descriptions of threats of violence towards deaf and disabled women, particularly Tasha from Love Island.

There’s a photograph drifting around the internet of Love Island star Tasha Ghouri as a young child in a fairy fancy dress costume. Before she knew about the evils awaiting her, in a statement underneath, her father conveyed the scale of ableist and sexist abuse aimed at the islander in recent months.     

A photograph of a child accompanied by a note not to call her grown-up self a “Deaf wh*re.”