Love Island sparks another race row as four black contestants are dumped first
Love Island sparks new ‘race row’ as four black contestants are the first to be dumped – after Ikenna and Amber are the last to leave the villa
Love Island has sparked a new racing row as four black contestants are the first to be dumped from the dating show.
In Tuesday’s dramatic episode, Ikenna Ekwonna and Amber Beckford were evicted from the villa after being voted the public’s least favorite boy and girl.
It came after Afia Tonkmor and Remi Lambert were eliminated last week after failing to successfully pair up with one of the other islanders.
Trouble: Love Island has sparked new racing queue as four black contestants have been dumped first from the dating show (pictured is Ikenna Ekwonna who was dumped Tuesday night)
After the last two dumps involving Amber and Ikenna, many took to Twitter to share their thoughts, with many criticizing the show for its “race problem.”
One wrote: ‘Kicking off Love Island from 4 black people back to back is a bit suspense, but ok’.
Another said: ‘I hope the producers get more black people in because how is it only 2 people’.
Sad: In Tuesday’s dramatic episode, Ikenna Ekwonna and Amber Beckford (pictured) were evicted from the villa after being voted the public’s least favorite boy and girl
Another added: ‘No, there’s a racist s**t going on in Love Island with the votes right now,’ while a fourth wrote: ‘This vote seems very anti-black.’
Another smoking viewer wrote: ‘Nobody wonders why a white person hasn’t left yet? You really see black people as unwanted and that turns out to be downright disgusting.’
ITV has been contacted by MailOnline for comment.
Home: It came after Afia Tonkmor (pictured) and Remi Lambert were knocked out last week after failing to pair up with one of the other islanders
It comes after a separate race erupted at the start of the series when fans of the ITV2 dating show accused the producers of ‘segregating’ the couples based on their skin color.
There was outrage on social media during the show’s opening night, with the four black contestants being matched together by a public vote: Indiyah Polack with Ikenna and Amber with Dami Hope.
The six white contestants were also paired: Liam Llewellyn with Gemma Owen, Luca Bish with Paige Thorne and Andrew Le Page with Tasha Ghouri.
Brief: Remi (pictured) was only in the villa for a few days after failing to win Indiyah
It was the first time the first pairing was decided by the public, as previous years had put power in the hands of the participants.
One aggrieved fan wrote on Twitter: “So they essentially separated the couples as two black couples and three white couples…is that what I get?”
Another said: ‘As soon as she said the public would match the couples, I just KNEW the black people would all get together. Why did the producers think this was a good idea?’
Response: After the last two dumpings involving Amber and Ikenna, many took to Twitter to share their thoughts, with many criticizing the show for its ‘race problem’
A third called the pairing “so predictable,” while a fourth said it’s “so embarrassing to see the audience just the black contestants playing together.”
Amber and Ikenna were both brutally dumped from Love Island on Tuesday night’s dramatic episode – as new girl Antigoni Buxton enters the villa.
The public had voted for their least favorite girl and boy leaving Monday night’s show on a nail-biting cliffhanger as the contestants gathered around the fire pit to learn their fate.
Not happy: It comes after a separate racing line erupted at the start of the series when fans of the ITV2 dating show accused the producers of ‘isolating’ the couples based on the color of their skin (Indiyah Polack and Ikenna Ekwonna pictured)
The boys with the fewest votes were Ikenna, Jay Younger and Andrew Le Page, while the girls with the fewest votes were Tasha Ghouri, Amber and Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu.
The girls were devastated when Amber left. Tasha said she was “heartbroken” that she had been dumped, while the boys lamented that the villa wouldn’t be the same without Ikenna.
As he left the villa, Ikenna said, ‘I will miss the boys and Dami very much and wish them all the best!’
Amber added: “I will miss them all, I will miss the conversations with Dami and I don’t regret my time at the villa at all.”
Earlier in the evening after the names were announced, Paige Thorne received a text that read: “Only one boy and one girl are going home tonight. That decision rests with the public.’
Danica Taylor and Dami Hope both received text messages saying, “The boy/girl with the fewest votes and therefore dumped off the island is…” before the show ended, forcing viewers to wait until Tuesday to find out. to find out who got dumped.
Unimpressed: There was outrage on social media during the show’s opening night, with the four black contestants being linked together by a public vote (Amber Beckford with Dami Hope are pictured)