Love Island sparks another ‘race row’ as four black contestants are dumped first – after Ikenna and Amber become latest to leave the villa
Love Island has sparked another race row as four black contestants have been dumped first from the dating show.
It came after Afia Tonkmor and Remi Lambert were axed last week after failing to successfully couple up with any of the other islanders.
Trouble: Love Island has sparked another race row as four black contestants have been dumped first from the dating show (pictured is Ikenna Ekwonna who was dumped on Tuesday night)
After the latest two dumpings involving Amber and Ikenna many took to Twitter to share their thoughts, with many slamming the show for its ‘race problem’.
One wrote: ‘Love Island kicking off 4 black people back to back is a bit sus but okay’.
Another said: ‘Hope the producers have more black people coming in because how is it just 2 people now’.
Sad: On Tuesday’s dramatic episode Ikenna Ekwonna and Amber Beckford (pictured) were kicked out of the villa after being voted the public’s least favourite boy and girl
Someone else added: ‘Nah some racist s**t going on in love island right now with the votes’, while a fourth wrote: ‘This vote seems very anti-black.’
Another fuming viewer wrote: ‘Is no one questioning why a white person hasn’t left yet? Y’all really see black people as undesirable and it shows absolutely disgusting.’
ITV has been contacted by MailOnline for a comment.
Home: It came after Afia Tonkmor (pictured) and Remi Lambert were axed last week after failing to successfully couple up with any of the other islanders
It comes after at the start of the series a separate race row erupted as fans of the ITV2 dating show accused producers of ‘segregating’ the couples based on the colour of their skin.
Brief: Remi (pictured) was only in the villa for a couple of days after failing to win over Indiyah
It was 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?’
Reaction: After the latest two dumpings involving Amber and Ikenna many took to Twitter to share their thoughts, with many slamming the show for its ‘race problem’
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’.
Amber and Ikenna were both brutally dumped from Love Island on Tuesday night’s dramatic episode – as new girl Antigoni Buxton gets set to enter the villa.
The public had been voting for their least favourite girl and boy which left Monday night’s show on a nail-biting cliff hanger as the contestants gathered around the fire pit to learn their fate.
Not happy: It comes after at the start of the series a separate race row erupted as fans of the ITV2 dating show accused producers of ‘segregating’ the couples based on the colour of their skin (Indiyah Polack and Ikenna Ekwonna pictured)
The girls were left devastated as Amber left, with Tasha saying she felt ‘heartbroken’ that she was dumped, while the boys lamented how the villa wouldn’t be the same without Ikenna.
Speaking as he left the villa Ikenna said: ‘I will miss the boys and Dami so much and I wish them all the best!’
Amber then added: ‘I will miss all of them, I will miss the chats with Dami and I have no regrets over my time in the villa at all.’
Earlier in the night after the names were announced, Paige Thorne received a text that said: ‘Only one boy and one girl will be going home tonight. That decision is in the hands of the public.’
Danica Taylor and Dami Hope both received text messages saying: ‘The boy/girl with the fewest votes and therefore dumped from the island is…’ before the show ended with viewers forced to wait until Tuesday to find out who has been dumped.
Not impressed: There was outcry on social media during the opening night’s show, which saw the four black contestants paired together by a public vote (Amber Beckford with Dami Hope are pictured)