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Fans of world's hairiest family flood them with support after they were branded with cruel nickname

Fans of world's hairiest family flood them with support after they were branded with cruel nickname

The Gomez family have a rare genetic condition which causes the hair growth

Fans of the world's hairiest family have rushed to their defence after they were targeted by cruel trolls.

The Gomez family hold the title as the largest hairy family on the planet due to a health condition known as congenital generalised hypertrichosis (CGH).

CGH is a genetic condition that's extremely rare and characterised by excessive hair growth.

The family were called cruel names (YouTube/@Guinness World Records)
The family were called cruel names (YouTube/@Guinness World Records)

The family - Victor 'Larry' Gomez, Gabriel 'Danny' Ramos Gomez, Luisa Lilia De Lira Aceves and Jesus Manuel Fajardo Aceves - who are from Mexico, recently appeared in a video shared by the Guinness World Records.

But after the clip was posted, cruel trolls made hurtful comments about the family's appearance.

Several social media users referred to them as being related 'to Chewbacca' - a Star Wars character covered in hair.

"Chewi's familly," one said.

While another wrote: "Relation of Chewbacca?"

The majority of comments were from fans defending the family, however.

One person added: "It’s a family why disrespect them obviously all of you discriminate against them leave them alone there not bothering anyone."

And another said: "The kids are so beautiful. The girl has such beautiful eyes and smile. The baby is so cute. All I see is love."

Meanwhile a third commented: "They seem like really nice people just because they're a little different doesn't matter! It's what's in their heart is all that counts!"

And fourth wrote: "Seems these people appreciate themselves and are happy. If you see an issue with the way they look, they're not the problem. Change your views, be happy for yourself, then you can be happy for others."

The family have a rare condition called CGH (YouTube/Guinness World Records)
The family have a rare condition called CGH (YouTube/Guinness World Records)

Last year, a two-year-old girl with the same condition was dubbed a 'child from heaven' by Malaysia's royalty.

Adik Missclyen, from Bintulu, waited in line to meet Malaysia's monarchs as the Sultan and his queen payed a visit to Bintulu, while touring the island of Borneo.

The girl's parents, Roland Jimbai, 47, and Theresa Guntin, 28, were among the locals who waited to see Sultan Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah and his consort Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah.

As the royal couple met Adik, they referred to the girl as 'anak syurga', which translates to 'a child from heaven'.

"It was worth the wait when Sultan Abdullah, Tunku Azizah and their children met up with our family and took pictures with Missclyen," her father said.

"I am incredibly happy that we had the chance to meet the King and Queen. I am still at a loss for words.

"The King told me to take care of Missclyenas she is God's blessing."

Featured Image Credit: Guinness World Records/Instagram/Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images

Topics: Health, Lifestyle