Former Love Island Australia contestant Phoebe Thompson says she would rather be a dog than a human as the COVID vaccine debate becomes more heated.

The 30-year-old confessed that she is “triggered” every time she uses social media these days. And honestly, who isn’t?!

According to the reality star, this is a result of the “constant hate speech” surrounding the vaccine.

Ex-Love Island Australia star Phoebe Thompson confesses she'd rather be a dog than a human amid the COVID vaccine debate.
Love Island Australia 2019 contestant says she has been “triggered” by the vaccine conversation on social media. Source: Nine.

“Every time I go on socials I’m noticing that my anxiety is triggered,” Phoebe wrote on Instagram on Tuesday. “The last two years [have] been globally traumatic, but what’s even worse is the lack of compassion.”

Phoebe also admitted that she’s “ashamed of being a human” amid the COVID vaccine debates.

“I wish I was a dog because they only judge people by the content of their character,” she explained to her 51,000 followers. “They don’t care what your [vaccination] status is, they don’t care what your job is or your skin colour, they just love you…”

Phoebe’s bizarre post comes just days after former Bachelorette Sam Frost copped backlash after “coming out” as unvaccinated.

Changing How We Discuss Important Issues

Phoebe admitted said that she loves debating, but thinks we need to change how we conduct ourselves when these discussions take place.

“I… think we can [have debates] without gaslighting, bullying and abusive language,” she wrote. “Let’s love each other please and heal from the trauma together.”

The model also said that “everyone is f*cking scared right now” due to “different beliefs… ideologies… experiences and… information”.

“Why not try and support each other and share information to help others feel safe!”

Phoebe Thompson and Cassie Lansdell were the first same-sex Love Island couple.
Phoebe and Cassie Lansdell (R) were the first same-sex Love Island couple. Source: Nine.

Phoebe appeared on Love Island Australia in 2019, and was one half of the show’s first-ever same-sex pair when she coupled up with Cassie Lansdell.

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