Little Mix singer Leigh-Anne Pinnock says she's 'tuning off' Love Island

Louis Staples
Friday 29 June 2018 11:15
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Love Island fever is officially sweeping the nation.

Just like the good old days of Big Brother, Britain is temporarily putting its differences aside to collectively obsess over the latest events from the villa for one hour every night.

Yet not everyone is happy with the direction that this year’s show is going in, particularly when it comes to the issue of racial diversity.

When the original line up of islanders was revealed, viewers complained about the overwhelmingly white, impossibly skinny and universally heterosexual cast.

At four weeks in we’ve seen the addition of 12 new islanders.

But the line-up of six new boys and girls has left many people exasperated at the lack of diversity in the show.

So much so, that Jessie from Little Mix tweeted that she was “turning off” over the lack of diversity.

Other Twitter users agreed

Viewers have also expressed sympathy with Samira Mighty, who was the first black woman to enter this year’s villa, after very few male contestants expressed an attraction to women with darker skin.

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