Danny Bibby got here underneath hearth from Love Island viewers (Image: ITV)Love Island has been hit with greater than 1,500 complaints over ‘contestant casting’ after it was revealed that islander Danny Bibby used a racist slur on social media up to now.
Ofcom obtained 1,081 complaints concerning the episode which aired on July 15, and an extra 426 complaints concerning the episode on July 18.
The regulator confirmed to Metro.co.uk that the 1,507 complaints have been all concerning contestant casting.
In 2019, Danny used the N-word in a touch upon Instagram when replying to a pal, who was white. He has since apologised from the villa.
‘I’d wish to take the time to apologise to anybody that will have taken offence to my inappropriate comment,’ he mentioned in a press release.
‘I by no means meant something malicious by this remark in any respect. I’m not a racist individual and it’s unacceptable language and ignorant. I meant no offence and really feel like I’ve actually learnt from my errors and can by no means use that phrase once more.
‘I’m a sort loving individual and hopefully you get to see that within the present.’
Danny, who’s been getting near AJ Bunker on the present, was allowed to apologise from contained in the villa (Image: ITV/REX/Shutterstock)Bombshell Danny got here underneath hearth after viewers flocked to his Instagram.
In a now-deleted submit from November 2019, Danny responded to a pal, who was white, who commented on an image of him in Dubai.
The unique remark learn: ‘Champ’, with Danny replying: ‘My n***a.’
When contacted by Metro.co.uk, ITV additionally issued a press release from Danny’s father, who apologised for any offence precipitated and insisted that his son didn’t use the slur ‘maliciously’.
His dad Richard mentioned: ‘Danny doesn’t have a racist bone in his physique and there have been no racist intentions to this submit. Though it was not executed maliciously, it was a mistake.
‘I completely apologise on his behalf for the offence this wording could have precipitated. That might by no means have been his intention.’
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Regardless of his apology, many followers have been left unimpressed that he had been allowed to remain within the villa.
Previous contestants together with Shannon Singh, and Sherif Lanre, who was faraway from the villa when he by chance kicked Molly-Mae Hague within the groin and referred to as it a ‘c**t punt’, have slammed Danny’s behaviour.
Metro.co.uk has contacted Love Island for remark.
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