Molly-Mae Hague has 'quit social media' after receiving intense trolling over the death of her puppy Mr Chai.

The Love Island star had asked her critics to leave her and Tommy Fury alone in an emotional video message where she explained what caused the death of her Pomeranian.

The puppy was sent to the couple from Russia for Molly's 21st birthday, but died after just six days in their care.

After Tommy and Molly made the sad announcement, trolls soon pounced on the pair and accusing them of buying the dog from a puppy farm, using it as an accessory and even mistreating the animal.

The scrutiny became so bad that influencer Molly has had to step away from social media.

Tommy and Molly revealed some of the hate they've received in an emotional video post

A source told The Sun : "Molly-Mae is taking a break to have time to herself for a few days."

Speaking in her defence earlier this week, Molly said: "While we understand everyone's opinions about him being shipped over from Russia, you need to understand that this is not what made that baby dog pass away. That's not what made him die.

"He was going to die regardless. If we had the time again we would have got a dog from the UK or got a rescue dog from the UK."

She also clarified hurtful rumours that she and Tommy took the dog outside before it got the right injections, which she strongly denied.

Molly said she was besotted with the dog
She said the pet was going to die regardless as he had too many serious health complications

Repeating to fans what the animal experts had told her, Molly said: "The autopsy results showed that his skull wasn't fully developed and part of his brain was exposed.

"He didn't have a single white blood cell left in his body" added Molly, explaining that it meant the dog was unable to fight off any infection or bacteria he came into contact with. She also revealed Mr Chai was born with organs that were too big for his small body.

The21-year-old star's decision to quit social media has come after a number of high profile celebs also criticised her decision to buy a dog from abroad.

Olivia Bowen raised concern about puppy farms

Big Brother star Ashley James wrote: "'Please please do your research before getting a pet. Do not import dogs from other countries unless they are rescues from charities. Please look into #lucyslaw and if you do go to a breeder then always make sure you see a fit and healthy mum!'

While Love Island's Olivia Buckland also told her followers not to support 'third-party breeders' and buy dogs from other countries.