Casa Amor’s Coco Lodge reveals all the Love Island bullying that went on in the villa

It seems that Love Island bullying was rife during Casa Amor—and Coco has been trolled after the villa because of it

 Coco Lodge attends the UK Gala Screening of "Bullet Train" at Cineworld Leicester Square on July 20, 2022 in London, England.
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Casa Amor's Coco Lodge has revealed all of the Love Island bullying that went on in the villa this year—and has revealed that she has been trolled after coming outside too. It turns out that it’s not just ‘misogyny’ Love Island 2022 has a problem with, as Coco claims that she was subjected to some cruel comments about her appearance in the villa.

For those who may have missed it, Coco entered the villa for Casa and quickly struck up a romantic connection with Andrew. The pair shared a number of steamy smooches before Andrew chose to recouple with her at the end of Casa’s three days. 

However, upon Tasha’s return to the main villa, Andrew quickly changed his tune and reunited with her and after a whole load of drama and Coco was eventually dumped from the island.

Now, she’s opened up about her Love Island experience in an interview with YouTuber Murad Merali, over trolling and some mean comments made about her looks, by some of the villa boys.

Love Island bullying—what really went on?

Coco, who featured in the interview alongside fellow Casa boy Josh, revealed that she’d had a really ‘tough time’ on the show. She explained that while they all ended up being friends, the girls were not initially very welcoming and she found out that comments had been made to them, about her looks.

She said: “It was hard, there were comments like made when the filming wasn’t off about how I’m a ‘four out of 10’ by some of the boys.”

Merali then quizzed her on who had said them, to which she replied, “I don’t know who said it but Summer heard it,” adding that “these comments were made and I’d already had a really hard time in there as it was and I was crying for the first few days.”

Coco then also took the time to rebuff claims made by Jazmine on Merali’s show, about her connection with Andrew, before detailing how she felt leaving the villa and discovering all of the online hate she was receiving.

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She said: "To have all these comments about my appearance, I’ve already been rejected on national TV, already feel like I’ve had a confidence knock in there. So to come out and see all of that, it’s really hard.

“I think people just need to be kind, I’ve been seeing it with a lot of us, Jacques, Tasha, Luca now and it’s just not okay. We’re not characters, we’re real people.”

Coco’s response to the cruel messages has been seriously powerful though, as she’s been poking fun at her time in the villa in TikTok videos, often alongside her Love Island best Chyna—and called out the hate that she’s been sent in a poignant post, telling social media users to ‘be kind’.

Naomi Jamieson
Naomi Jamieson

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team and has recently earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ. She has a background in design, having studied Illustration at Plymouth University but has taken a leap into the world of journalism after always having a passion for writing. She currently writes pieces on beauty, trends, fashion, and entertainment for GoodTo and My Imperfect Life. She also tests and reviews beauty and skincare products and tries out the latest TikTok hacks for My Imperfect Life.

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