X Factor's Gifty Louise fights back against racist abuse

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X Factor's latest leaver Gifty Louise has hit back at racist online trolls.

Gifty, who was voted out of the ITV singing competition at the weekend after finding herself in the bottom two acts with Four Of Diamonds, has been the victim of a number of vile comments on Twitter.

X Factor Gifty Louise
Gifty has had to defend herself against offensive comments (ITV)

It seemed to begin before Sunday night's results show as the singer tweeted that she would not tolerate the abuse.

But the trolls still seemed to be targeting her yesterday when she posted another comment about what had been happening.

Gifty also had to defend herself after some viewers of her interview on Good Morning Britain complained about her looking so cross to have left the competition.

However, not everyone has been so horrible to the 20-year-old - she also thanked fans for their support following the unpopular decision to vote her off.

Messages from people telling her how much they had enjoyed her performances came in from famous names as well as viewers of the show.

She also got support from other contestants from this year's show, including Matt Terry, 5 After Midnight member Jordan Lee, booted band Brooks Way, previous eliminee Freddy Parker, and Caitlyn Vanbeck and Janet Grogan who were sent home in previous rounds.