The road to redemption is never easy and Love Island should know.
Once again, the reality TV show has gotten in deep water as fans accuse producers of emotionally manipulating the contestants. Love Island shared a clip of Laura and new boy Idris on a date from last night's episode on Twitter. Idris informed Laura that new Jack had been the one to kiss Georgia, a moment that shook the dynamics in the house.
Oh hell. ?
— Love Island (@LoveIsland) July 10, 2018
Laura and Jack had been making amends after Laura decided Jack wasn't for her and then decided he was. Fans believe Idris intentionally lied to Laura to manipulate her into making another rash decision with Jack as Georgia did kiss Jack first.
Sort this out. If jack & Laura flounder cos of that lying tool I will never NEVER watch #LoveIsland again. Jack did not lie. Georgia did and Laura needs to know that! ????????
— Ruth M (@CatWomanMiaow) July 10, 2018
can we please complain to OFCOM about deceitful and manipulative the producers are being. this isn't even the first time this series.
— tia (@tiathrowaway) July 10, 2018
I’ve never complained about a tv show before but I think what there doing to try and make good tv is appalling as it’s all at a girls expense and shouldn’t be allowed given everything that’s been happening recently #sophiegradon
— stacey morgan (@stazia89) July 10, 2018
Not buying for a single second Idris is into Laura. Totally set up to talk about this kiss. No tape for the villa, I can't care. This date was so fake. Let me guess there will be a recoupling, Jack will go & then they find out the truth. ZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzz
— Brie (@brie_nyc) July 10, 2018
This isn't the first time Love Island has come under fire this year. OFCOM, the broadcasting regulator, received over 2,500 complaints from viewers two weeks ago over Dani Dyer and Jack Fincham being emotionally manipulated.
Dani was shown a video of Jack, who was sent to another villa, reuniting with his ex. The producers did not show Dani Jack's outpouring of love for Dani and Dani was emotionally strained from the experience.
Fewer complaints resulted in a €150,000 fine for BBC back in 2008 when Russell Brand and Jonathan Ross left obscene messages on Andrew Sach's answering machine.
One thing's for sure, new boy Idris is gunning for the villain of the season.