Amber Gill opened up about the scary incident – and epically took down all commenters with the “not all men” defence
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Love Island’s Amber Gill has epically taken down a group of followers who hit her with a ‘not all men’ defence when she opened up about men following her down a street at night.
The 2019 winner of the ITV2 reality series recalled the incident in a chat on Instagram, revealing that while the men “just wanted to chat”, she found herself terrified and fearing she’d be kidnapped.
Lying in bed as she spoke about the incident, she said: “I felt a bit bad for being mean BUT my heart was beating FAST for what??? For nothing.
“Like I thought we were getting kidnapped and my guy says ‘we just wanted to chat’.”
Accentuating her point with an eye-rolling emoji, she added: “Just leave girls alone. Especially at night. I promise it’s not the time or the place to chat or be hitting on someone.
“There are plenty of places to meet girls following them at night is not it.”
While a lot of her fans came out in support of Amber’s comments, others decided to tell her the classic “not all men” defence.
One fan called her “a bit rude” for walking away from them, while another said: “Men don’t have a sense of entitlement, certain people think they do. You’re just as bad as those guys for taking to social media and ranting that all men are like this. You’re just as bad [in my opinion].”
“It’s not all men though, there is a lot of them out there but not all men a disrespectful p***ks,” said a third.
Thankfully Amber was ready to shoot these comments down in their tracks and wasn’t having their harsh critiques of her need to feel safe.
“Honestly if you come with the ‘not all men’ energy you may as well just say you like to harrass girls in the dead of night.
“If you are more outraged by me saying ‘men’ instead of girls actually feeling scared to walk alone and not feeling safe and feeling in danger when they see men you are part of the problem.”
“I will say men because I don’t want any girl to be naive enough to trust anyone yelling at them in the street because ‘not all men’ are like that.”
In a direct response to another message, which asked: “Can men not be friendly and looking out for women at the same time? Not everyman who speaks to a girl is a weirdo,” she also had a comeback.
“No men can’t be friendly when there is a big group of them and one or two girls, it’s weird,” she said.
“If you are trying to make friends go to a social event, not in the middle of a street at night.
“If you want to look out for a woman, don’t follow her or talk to her, just make sure she gets where she needs to go while you can see her.”