LOVE Island is embroiled in another ‘race row’ after Amber and Ikenna were dumped from the villa tonight.
In dramatic scenes after six couples were left at risk during the cliff hanger, the pair got the boot after being voted ‘least popular’ by the public – just days after Remi lost his place.
The news did not go down well with viewers who were disappointed to spot that only black Islanders have been sent packing so far.
Taking to Twitter to express their shock, one angry viewer wrote: “Of course the British public would get rid of the blacks 🙄 #loveisland.”
A second added: “This vote seems very anti-black #loveisland.”
While a third remarked: “Nah some racist s**t going on in love island right now with the votes #LoveIsland.”
“Is no one questioning why a white person hasnt left yet? Y’all really see black people as undesirable and it shows absolutely disgusting #LoveIsland,” said a fourth.
It’s the second time this series that the public vote has sparked a race debate.
Just hours after the show kicked off a backlash erupted on social media as the four black contestants Indiyah Polack, 22 and Ikenna Ekwonna, 23, were put together while Amber Beckford, 24, and Dami Hope, 26, were also paired up by a public vote.
It comes after viewers complained that many of the black and mixed race men who went on the show tended to go for white girls rather than black or mixed race girls.
That often led to a disproportionate number of non-white contestants being left out of pairings which led to them having to leave the villa.
Meanwhile in a twist of fate, last night’s dumping means Ikenna and Amber’s current partners, Dami and Indiyah, have free reign to crack on with each other.
On Monday night Ikenna, seemed to have a particularly troublesome time, as earlier in the episode his partner, hotel waitress Indiyah, called it quits on the pair’s relationship due to the lack of a “romantic connection”.
She added: “I don’t think that’s anything against you. I just think sometimes people just don’t like click in that way.”
Shortly after, microbiologist Dami swooped in and revealed to Indiyah that he would like to get to know her on a more romantic level, despite currently being coupled up with Amber.
Dami made his feelings clear, telling Indiyah: “I kind of want you in my bed.”
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