UA-35290487-2 Love Island's Malin Andersson opens up about suffering horrendous racial abuse

Love Island's Malin Andersson opens up about suffering horrendous racial abuse

The former Love Island star, who is half Swedish and half Sri Lankan, said she and her family were racially abused while they lived in a "very white village"

Former Love Island star Malin Andersson has revealed her heartache at being racially abused when she was growing up.

The reality TV star, who is half Swedish and half Sri Lankan, said her family lived in a "very white village" and that she was called "p**i".


She said her family, including two older brothers and a sister, were the only Asians in the whole town and "were treated differently"

Malin alleges her sister was even called "Hitler" because of her facial hair.

Speaking in her OK! magazine column, she said: "I think being brown and in a very white privileged area, it just didn't work. I remember being about five years old and I was playing with some friends and a little boy went, 'Oh you're a P**i!'

Malin Andersson has revealed her heartache at being racially abused when she was growing up

"I was just so young and didn't understand, so I'd ask my mum what it meant and she would get really upset over it. My mum would fight for us a lot and when I got into fights at school over racism, she'd come in every time and be like, 'why is this still happening? what's going on?'"


She said she was subject to a number of vile racist nicknames such as "Bounty bar".

The beauty, who did not reveal the name of the village, also claimed she was called "half-caste" as she was mixed race and "hated" the term.

Malin also opened up on the racist behaviour she suffered during her childhood in a heartfelt Instagram post

She added that she would often feel "paranoid" that she would be treated "differently".

The star says she also also been racially abused by the older generation during her work as a carer.


She claimed that one elderly client called her "brown girl" and "foreign".

The star blamed children's parents for their racist attitudes and urged people to teach their kids to be more accepting of different races.

Malin starred in Love Island

She said: "I think now it's up to parents to teach their kids what is right and what is wrong. Racism stems from the parents definitely, these kids are looking at what they're saying and doing and they're copying them."


Malin also opened up on the racist behaviour she suffered during her childhood in a heartfelt Instagram post last year .


She said alongside a picture of her as a child: "I got called a "P**i", I got called Hitler for having a 'tash', MR burns for having long side burns.


"I had zero confidence. I was shy and quiet. I never said anything to anyone. I remember taking my glasses off and squinting in class because I hated them."


Prior to her TV work, Malin was a make-up artist and an air hostess.


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