Love Island fans accuse the show of 'segregating' the couples

Love Island fans accuse the show of 'segregating' the couples

‘Why did the producers think this was a good idea?’: Love Island comes under fire as fans accuse the show of ‘segregating’ the couples

Love Island has come under fire as fans of the ITV2 dating show accused producers of ‘segregating’ the couples. 

There was outcry on social media during Monday night’s show, which saw the four black contestants paired together by a public vote: Indiyah Polack with Ikenna Ekwonna and Amber Beckford with Dami Hope. 

The six white contestants were also coupled up: Liam Llewellyn with Gemma Owen, Luca Bish with Paige Thorne and Andrew Le Page with Tasha Ghouri. 

‘Why did the producers think this was a good idea?’: Love Island has come under fire as fans accused the show of ‘segregating’ the couples (Indiyah Polack and Ikenna Ekwonna pictured)

It is the first time the initial coupling-up has been decided by the public, as previous years have placed the power into the hands of the contestants. 

One aggrieved fan wrote on Twitter: ‘So they’ve essentially segregated the couples as two black couples and three white couples… is that what i’m getting?’ 

Another expressed: ‘As soon as she said the public would be matching up the couples I just KNEW the black people would all be put together. Why did the producers think this was a good idea?’ 

A third branded the coupling-up ‘so predictable’, while a fourth said it is ‘so embarrassing seeing the public match the black contestants together only’. 

Pairing: It is the first time the initial coupling-up has been decided by the public, as previous years have placed the power into the hands of the contestants (Liam Llewellyn and Gemma Owen pictured)

Not impressed: There was outcry on social media during Monday night’s show, which saw the four black contestants paired together by a public vote: Indiyah Polack with Ikenna Ekwonna and Amber Beckford with Dami Hope (pictured)

‘They’ve essentially segregated the couples’: One branded the coupling-up ‘so predictable’, while a fourth said it is ‘so embarrassing seeing the public match the black contestants together only’

During Tuesday night’s instalment, Love Island fans made their feelings clear after Davide Sanclimenti opted to couple up with Gemma Owen in the first recoupling of the series.

Watching the scenes unfold, fans slammed the Italian hunk, 27, for picking the wrong girl and claimed he made a ‘mistake’ after stealing the beauty, 19, away from her partner Liam Llewellyn.

Meanwhile, despite them both being consenting adults, fans also shared their discomfort over the pair’s eight-year age gap, with some wondering why Davide would pick someone so young.


His choice: During Tuesday night’s instalment, Love Island fans made their feelings clear after Davide Sanclimenti opted to couple up with Gemma Owen in the first recoupling of the series

In the tense episode, Davide’s decision left Gemma’s partner Liam single and vulnerable, with the Masters student at risk of being dumped from the villa. 

And while Liam was no doubt unimpressed with the new couple, so too were the public as they expressed their dismay at the pairing.   

Taking to Twitter, one viewer wrote: ‘I feel like it was so obvious that Davide was going to choose Gemma but they just DON’T work.’

While another shared: ‘Davide chose stuck up Gemma big mistake bro Feel for that Liam lad tho.’  

A third penned: ‘he really didn’t pick Gemma for anything other than her looks she hasn’t said anything remotely interesting.’

‘Gemma and Davide have to be the least compatible couple I’ve ever seen….’ fumed a fourth. 

With a fifth adding: ‘Why did Davide pick Gemma, I thought he wanted to find the one.’

Issue? Meanwhile, despite them both being consenting adults, fans also shared their discomfort over the pair’s eight-year age gap, with some wondering why Davide would pick someone so young

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