Cassidy McGill shared a statement after the image emerged
Love Island Australia star Cassidy McGill has apologised after an image emerged of her with white powder.
The reality star, who appeared on the Down Under version of the dating show in 2018 before becoming an influencer, broke her silence on the image after it was shared on social media.
In the image, McGill is seen holding a plate with what appeared to be two lines of white powder as well as a small bag containing more of the unidentified substance, with what appeared to be a cylindrical item in her hand.
She wrote on the image: ‘Ooops, see you tomorrow.’
While the photo was reportedly swiftly deleted, it’s been widely shared on social media, with McGill seen smiling at the camera with her eyes closed.
The 27-year-old influencer, who has several lucrative brand deals and is often sharing sponsored posts on her Instagram page, addressed the image in an apology posted to her social media account on Tuesday.
She apologised for ‘letting you all down’ (Picture: Instagram)
Cassidy, fourth from left, starred in the first season of the Australian series (Picture: ITV/REX/Shutterstock)
In it, she said she’d taken time out to ‘reflect’ and that she’s sorry to have ‘let you all down’.
She wrote in her Stories: ‘This past week I’ve been taking time to reflect on my actions.
‘I made a mistake, which I do not take lightly. This behaviour is out of character and I am truly sorry to have let you all down. I am sorry to my friends, family and my team and the brands I represent.
‘I hope over time I can earn your trust and respect back. Thank you to those who have reached out. Love, Cass.’
Fans of the reality star-turned-influencer responded to her apology, with some defending her in the comments of a recent video on her page, amid criticism from others.
McGill appeared on the first season of Love Island Australia in 2018, going in on day one before she was dumped on day 25 of the competition. Grant Crapp and Tayla Damir won the series and shared the $50,000 (£28k) prize money.
She said she was ‘sorry to have let you all down’.