Love Island babe Georgia Harrison has been accused of posing blackface after historic images of the star resurfaced online.
In images taken in 2014, Georgia, 23, can be seen at a children's birthday party sporting a painted black face.
One picture sees her posing on the stairs beaming away, another sees her joined by two children who spotted red and black faces.
The images, which are being shared on Twitter in light of her involvement in US show The Challenge, have prompted mass outcry online with many social media users calling for her to apologise.
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Now a source close to the star has revealed Georgia's mum is worried she her daughter won't be able to cope with the online abuse when she returns from filming another show.
A source told Daily Star Online: "The fact that people are now calling Georgia racist is disappointing.
"Georgia's mum is worried about her daughter's mental health and how she'll cope after she comes home and has to face these horrible allegations."
Clarifying the situation, a rep for Georgia Harrison said: "Georgia is not racist and didn't know she was going to offend people with her pictures.
"She had her face painted while at her godson's fifth birthday party.
"Everyone was having their face painted different colours."
Publicly coming to her pals defence, Ex On The Beach babe Nicole Bass tweeted to her 76,000 followers: "So everyone Georgia Harrison was at a first birthday face painting party for her best friend stars brothers party.
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"All the kids had face painting on and the kids all painted her face.
"So my point is that whoever jumped on the band wagon and made this seem like anything else nasty. [sic].
Amid calls for Georgia to apologise, Nicole added: "I’m saying that Georgia is not a racist person despite how this is being portrayed of her."
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