Love Island slams abuse after after Chloe threats – but some fans are unhappy
Love Island and ITV have often been hit with major concerns from fans over the years, as many have questioned whether the show promotes a positive experience for contestants.
Since then, TV bosses have worked tirelessly to try and improve the show's overall image and has encouraged viewers to "be kind" while watching the reality programme and commenting on the islanders.
On Wednesday, viewers were faced with a major plot twist on Love Island, when contestant Shannon Singh was sent home – just 48 hours after her arrival.
Shannon's dumping caused a number of viewers to share their take on social media platforms such as Instagram and Twitter, as many were gutted that she was forced to leave the programme so soon – however some cruel viewers took it to the extreme and sent death threats to Chloe's family.
Given the fact that some viewers shared very harsh remarks regarding the dumping, Love Island felt it would be best to issue a statement on their official Twitter page, as they described some comments that were made as "unacceptable".
The statement read: "We want Love Island to be a positive experience for all our cast and their friends and family members.
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"Last night's episode created strong reactions but some viewers' were wholly unacceptable. We take these matters extremely seriously and will support casts members and their families in reporting such posts."
The message concluded: "We would once again urge all our viewers to think before posting, and remember that our Islanders are people with feelings."
Although the statement was firm and understanding and some followers applauded the supportive message, some fans did not receive it well and blamed the show for painting the cast in a negative light.
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Taking to Twitter one Love Island fan penned: "It’s reality TV? Do you expect us to support every person that walks in the villa?"
Another said: "I mean the way y’all be editing the scenes sometimes doesn’t put people in the best light does it?"
A third person replied: "Okay but why is Faye allowed to stay after dropping the C-word but Sheriff was removed in 2019? Not that this excuses the abuse in any way but think her place in the villa needs to be reconsidered."
"I couldn’t agree more – yet you encourage people to kiss the person they find least attractive, humiliating them in front of everyone," a fourth replied.
However, many fans were in support of Love Island's statement.
One viewer wrote: "You don't have to like everyone, but like sending death threats or telling people to kill themselves is way extreme. That's what they're talking about."
"People please be kind! Don’t put your negative comments online!! If you have nothing nice to say don’t put it on social media how hard is it seriously!!" another exclaimed.
A third said: "Even though I'm not a fan of Chloe, sending her death threats is disgusting. She had no idea that Shannon would go home. I don't know why people are blaming her when it's mainly down to the producers."
And another added: "Sending death threats some people are not right in the head."
Fans were also upset by a moment in which Brad had to kiss the girl he fancied the most, and the least, and by an argument between him and Faye which followed.
Daily Star have contacted ITV for comment.
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