Love Island producers accused of 'racial prejudice' following most recent eviction
'They gave her the villain edit.'
Last night's episode of Love Island was an emotional one as we bid farewell to Samira.
The dancer from London was among the first contestants in the villa but had little luck in finding love - until recently when she coupled up with Frankie, and the pair's romance seemed to go from naught to one hundred as they appeared to become loved up very quickly.
It turns out that they had gotten closer than we'd seen and even spent a night in the hideaway together, though the encounter never made it to our screens.
"We got a text and then the other Islanders picked us two, and then everyone was cheering us on as we walked in," Frankie confirmed to Metro.
The revelation has annoyed fans of Samira, who took to Twitter after she left the villa on last night's episode to voice their anger at how she'd been portrayed on Love Island.
Some viewers even went as far as to accuse the producers of racial prejudice in how she was portrayed on the show.
I’m happy for Samira. Love Island were wrong for not showing their relationship blossom. How could they not show her and Frankie’s Hideaway is scene but show Megan twice with two different guys? 🤔🤔#LoveIsIand
— Mika🦄 (@TamiRainee) July 12, 2018
Frankie was voted out because no one knew who he was...his and Samira’s relationship wasn’t given enough airtime! How have they not shown us that they were in the hideaway but Megan and Wes have been plastered all over the TV #LoveIsIand
— Jessica🌻 (@jessie95x) July 12, 2018
Racism is real out here in Britain. It is vivacious in the work place, just as it is on telly. Samira walking out, shows how women of colour (especially black women), experience it the hardest. Never belonging or acceptable in white spaces. #LoveIsIand
— Adv. Nori⏳ (@AdvocateNori) July 12, 2018
The way people in the villa are crying about Samira, you can tell she had an impact in the villa but they didn’t show any of it at all. They gave her the villain edit :/ #LoveIsIand
— azor ahai🗡 (@koeaziz) July 12, 2018
Just found out ITV cut out Samira and Frankie’s hideaway night and I’m disgusted @richardcowles @ITVBe why would you decide to omit this from your episode? I’m sick n tired of decisions like this causing people of colour to feel inferior. So manipulative. Disgraceful #LoveIsIand
— Bianca (@biancapriv1) July 12, 2018
Samira’s experience in the Villa makes me see how important portrayal is , the whole villa loves her but they’ve portrayed her differently to the public. Interesting #LoveIsIand
— trace (@browninn__) July 12, 2018