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Love Island 2021: Fans shocked Danny HASN’T been kicked out of the villa after using the N-word

Love Island fans have shared their shock that new bombshell Danny Bibby has been allowed to stay in the villa and feature in Friday’s episode.

The new Islander, 25, apologised for using the N-word in a historic Instagram post ahead of the show, saying he ‘meant no offence’ and has ‘learnt from his mistakes’.

Fans discovered the comment, which was made in 2019, shortly after the plumber was announced as a bombshell on Thursday, sparking an outcry to remove him from the hit ITV2 reality show.    

‘Can’t believe it’: Love Island fans have shared their shock that new bombshell Danny Bibby (pictured) has been allowed to stay in the villa and feature in Friday’s episode

Taking to Twitter during the episode, one fan wrote: ‘Can’t believe Danny got into the villa after the controversy today.’

And another person penned: ‘Danny needs to be taken out of the villa.’

Commenting on the news that there will soon be another recoupling, someone else penned: ‘And EXCUSE ME but WHY does Danny get to choose anyone?? Should be booted out. No room for racist uglies.’ 

Adding to the furore, a fourth wrote: ‘Danny needs to be removed, he’s racist and I’m not interested in his apology or seeing him on the show. 

Debut: The new Islander, 25, (pictured on his dates with Kaz and Sharon) apologised for using the N-word in a historic Instagram post ahead of the show

Debut: The new Islander, 25, (pictured on his dates with Kaz and Sharon) apologised for using the N-word in a historic Instagram post ahead of the show

‘Having him in a house with black contestants who may be unaware of his history is irresponsible and triggering to watch. You need to fix this.’

‘If love island really cared about diversity and discrimination then they should kick out danny for making racist comments. @Love Island do better,’ added another fan.

MailOnline has contacted Love Island’s representatives for a comment. 

Danny was first seen in Friday’s show speaking with Kaz, with them seeming to get on well as they enjoyed their first date since he arrived at the villa. 

Reaction: Several fans renewed calls for Danny to be kicked off the show during the episode

Reaction: Several fans renewed calls for Danny to be kicked off the show during the episode

Speaking about fashion, Danny said: ‘I’m just starting my own clothing brand. I’m a very ambitious guy, and you seem the same.’

Before adding: ‘I’ve recently bought my first house, so I live with my cat. Me and my cat.’

Kaz then told the newcomer: ‘Someone driven and someone who makes an effort.’

Meanwhile back at the villa, Sharon was at the fire pit when she receives a text, which read: ‘Sharon. It’s time for your date with Danny! Please get ready to leave the Villa! #pipedreams #nomorefriendisland’

Dates: Danny was first seen in Friday's show speaking with Kaz and then Sharon (pictured) ahead of going into the villa properly and meeting the others

Dates: Danny was first seen in Friday’s show speaking with Kaz and then Sharon (pictured) ahead of going into the villa properly and meeting the others

Single girls: Kaz (pictured) was picked for the dates

Getting to know each other: Sharon and Danny later spoke outside

Single girls: Kaz (left) and Sharon (right, chatting to Danny later in the show) were picked for the dates

Chatting: The newcomer got to know several of the girls inside the villa (pictured with Kaz)

Chatting: The newcomer got to know several of the girls inside the villa (pictured with Kaz)

On their date, Danny asked Sharon: ‘Tell me a bit about yourself. What’s your five year plan? I’m very much an ambitious guy.’

And Sharon told him: ‘Ambition is really important to me.’

Danny continued: ‘It’s really important to me as well. I need someone that sees themselves going to the top as well.’   

Friday’s show also ended on another dramatic cliffhanger after Faye received a text which read: ‘Islanders. It’s come to recouple. Please all gather around the firepit immediately.’

The girls then lined up in front of the fire pit as it’s the boys’ turn to make a decision about who they want to couple up with.

Apology: Speaking from the villa ahead of the show airing, the plumber from Wigan wrote in a statement that he's 'not a racist person' and hopes viewers will now get to see the 'kind, loving' person he is (pictured on Friday's episode)

Apology: Speaking from the villa ahead of the show airing, the plumber from Wigan wrote in a statement that he’s ‘not a racist person’ and hopes viewers will now get to see the ‘kind, loving’ person he is (pictured on Friday’s episode)

However, in true Love Island fashion, AJ soon received a text which read: ‘AJ as the newest girl, you’ll get the first pick of who you want to couple up with. 

‘And then Danny as the newest boy will choose who he wants to couple up with. The rest of the boys will each pick. 

‘The girl not chosen to be in a couple will be dumped from the island.’ 

Danny’s full statement

‘I’d like to take the time to apologise to anyone that may have taken offence to my inappropriate remark.

‘I never meant anything malicious by this comment at all. I am not a racist person and it is unacceptable language and ignorant.

‘I meant no offence and feel like I have really learnt from my mistakes and will never use that word again. 

‘I am a kind loving person and hopefully you get to see that in the show.’

Ahead of the episode airing, Danny apologised for using the N-word in a historic Instagram comment, saying he ‘meant no offence’ and has ‘learnt from his mistakes’.

Speaking from the villa, the plumber from Wigan wrote in a statement that he’s ‘not a racist person’ and hopes viewers will now get to see the ‘kind, loving’ person he is. 

When contacted by MailOnline, a representative for Love Island said: ‘Earlier today we raised our concerns with Danny regarding a historic social media post. He wishes to make the below statement:

‘I’d like to take the time to apologise to anyone that may have taken offence to my inappropriate remark. 

‘I never meant anything malicious by this comment at all. I am not a racist person and it is unacceptable language and ignorant.

‘I meant no offence and feel like I have really learnt from my mistakes and will never use that word again. 

‘I am a kind loving person and hopefully you get to see that in the show.’ 

It comes after Danny’s dad Richard has apologised on his behalf, saying: ‘Danny does not have a racist bone in his body and there were no racist intentions to this post. 

‘I absolutely apologise on his behalf for the offence this wording may have caused.’

The apologies come amid growing outcry from fans to eject Danny from the villa although ITV2 bosses are yet to announce a decision. 

Outrage: The apology came amid growing outcry from fans of the hit ITV reality show to eject Danny, 25, (pictured) from the villa although ITV2 bosses are yet to announce a decision

Outrage: The apology came amid growing outcry from fans of the hit ITV reality show to eject Danny, 25, (pictured) from the villa although ITV2 bosses are yet to announce a decision

Richard’s full statement reads: ‘Danny does not have a racist bone in his body and there were no racist intentions to this post…

‘Although it was not done maliciously, it was a mistake. 

‘I absolutely apologise on his behalf for the offence this wording may have caused. That would never have been his intention.’

After Danny’s show debut, dozens of fans shared their outrage on Twitter as an Instagram message from 2019 began circulating allegedly written by Danny in which he appeared to use an offensive racial slur causing viewers to call for his exit.

The comment in question, written 85 weeks ago when Danny was 23, sees an Instagram account which appears to be Danny’s responding to a fellow Twitter user, who greets him with: ‘Champ’.

Shocking: The comment in question, written 85 weeks ago, sees an Instagram account which appears to be Danny's responding to a fellow Twitter user, who greets him with: 'Champ'. In response, the tattooed hunk's account replies: 'My n****'

Shocking: The comment in question, written 85 weeks ago, sees an Instagram account which appears to be Danny’s responding to a fellow Twitter user, who greets him with: ‘Champ’. In response, the tattooed hunk’s account replies: ‘My n****’

Not acceptable: Another message, dated 26th November 2019, has also been circulated, in which the account uses the same offensive term

Not acceptable: Another message, dated 26th November 2019, has also been circulated, in which the account uses the same offensive term

In response, the tattooed hunk’s account replies: ‘My n****’. 

Another message, dated 26th November 2019, has also been circulated, in which the account uses the same offensive term.  

Reacting to the uncovered comment, viewers assumed the comment was sent by Danny and made their feelings abundantly clear, with one writing: ‘We demand that the racist islander Danny is taken off the show immediately.’ 

While another shared: ‘Danny is in fact a racist who previously used the n word on Instagram. @itvstudios @LoveIsland I assume you will be acting on this?’

‘Sorry but new boy Danny is racist and they are making our queen KAZ GO ON A DATE WITH HIMMMMM???? Sorry but throw the casting crew and directors in the bin’ tweeted a third.

A fourth outraged user put: ‘You better be giving this RACIST Danny the same energy you gave Sherif from S5. He better be packing his bags as I type this!’

Recoupling: Elsewhere on Friday's show, it was revealed that there will be a recoupling with Danny and AJ picking first (pictured, the girls)

Recoupling: Elsewhere on Friday’s show, it was revealed that there will be a recoupling with Danny and AJ picking first (pictured, the girls)

‘So #LoveIsland introduced Danny with no background check? His Instagram shows him using a racist term in his comments. It’s unacceptable, but given the last week and the discussion about racist online comments, it can’t be let slide’ ranted a fifth.

With another adding: ‘I wonder how love island will spin Danny leaving the villa early after the racist s**t found on his insta. The date has already happened and he’s probably in the villa already.’

However, there were some viewers who came to Danny’s defence, arguing the words were taken out of context and that using the word doesn’t make him a racist. 

‘Yes Danny shouldn’t be saying the N word but calling him racist is a stretch’ tweeted one.

While another commented: ‘Danny isn’t racist. The context isn’t racist. I don’t think he should be sent home for this, it’s unnecessary.’  

This isn’t the only time Love Island has been caught up in a racism storm.

In the 2020 winter series, the show was hit with 272 complaints in the first episode after over Siânnise Fudge compared her partner Nas Majeed – the only Asian contestant – to Aladdin.

Other fans of the show were left outraged because of the inclusion of big game hunter Ollie Williams in the line up. 

A spokesperson for OfCom told MailOnline at the time: ‘We received 272 complaints in total about last night’s Love Island. 

‘231 are Ollie being a contestant. 36 of these are about Nas being referred to as Aladdin.

‘We will assess these complaints against our broadcasting rules, but are yet to decide whether or not to investigate.’ 

Love Island continues on ITV2 on Sunday. 

LOVE ISLAND 2021: MEET THE CONTESTANTS

Sharon Gaffka

 Sharon Gaffka

Name: Sharon Gaffka

Age: 25

Location: Oxford

Occupation: Civil Servant – Operations Lead for Department of Transport

Who is their type on paper? ‘I tend to date someone who is taller than me, even though my last long-term partner, he was actually someone who was shorter than me. 

‘I’m quite an intellectual person so I want someone who can kind of match that.’

Aaron Francis

 Aaron Francis

Name: Aaron Francis

Age: 24

Location: London

Occupation: Luxury Events Host

Who is their type on paper? ‘I need someone that is passionate about what they are doing – from scientist to anything – you can tell when someone is speaking about something and they are actually smiling while they are talking. I love that. 

‘I don’t like when people are doing a job just to make money and then they kind of just live for the weekend. Especially because I work on the weekends.’

Liberty Poole

 Liberty Poole

Name: Liberty Poole

Age: 21

Location: Birmingham

Occupation: Nando’s Waitress and Marketing Student

Who is their type on paper? ‘So I like tall, alpha male, confident, a cheeky chappy sort of guy. 

‘But obviously that’s always usually combined with player types, which is where I go wrong. So I am trying to change my ways and go for more of a nicer guy that is going to treat me right.’ 

 

Hugo Hammond

 Hugo Hammond

Name: Hugo Hammond

Age: 24

Location: Hampshire

Occupation: PE Teacher

Who is their type on paper? ‘I’ve been single for a while now. With the current climate, it’s been really hard to get back into dating. 

‘I saw it as an opportunity to have an amazing fun summer and put myself back out there.’

 

Liam Reardon

Liam Reardon 

Name: Liam Reardon

Age: 21

Location: Wales

Occupation: Bricklayer

Are you competitive? ‘I am competitive to a certain extent. I’m not over the top. It’s always nice being a winner. If I’m in competition for a female, I want to try my best, but I won’t go too far out of my way. If she liked you that much she wouldn’t have to make a choice.’

Jake Cornish

Jake Cornish

 Name: Jake Cornish

Age: 24

Location: Weston-super-Mare

Occupation: Water Engineer

Who is their type on paper? ‘Looks wise, always gone for blondes. But for me, the main thing is having respect and having good fun, and someone who will be loyal to you…

‘I’ve had messages from girls that have got boyfriends and husbands. This is why I don’t trust anyone. Someone who is loyal really. But when I’m single, I like having a good time!’

Kaz Kamwi

Kaz Kamwi

Name: Kaz Kamwi

Age: 26

Location: Essex

Occupation: Fashion Blogger

Who is their type on paper? ‘I like meeting new people, I’m ready to be in a relationship. Why not be in a place where people are looking for the same things as me?’ 

Chloe Burrows

Chloe Burrows

Name: Chloe Burrows

Age: 25

Location: Bicester

Occupation: Financial Services Marketing Executive

Who is their type on paper? ‘I like a good build. I go to the gym. I want someone who is funny. Really funny and caring and will do nice little things for you. 

‘And then obviously someone who you can depend on to not ditch you. Because I am quite a big character and quite loud, they would have to be as loud, if not more. 

‘I could never be with someone who is quiet. Someone that gives you a bit back’

Faye Winter

Faye Winter

Name: Faye Winter

Age: 26

Location: Devon

Occupation: Letting Manager  

What is her type on paper? ‘Someone that will put me in my place. Someone that makes me laugh. But also someone that takes my banter. I’m like a five-year-old in a playground, if I like you, I will make a mockery of you and laugh and joke. That is my really terrible flirting skills. I need someone who can take that.’ 

Rachel Finni

Rachel Finni

Name: Rachel Finni

Age: 29 

Location: London

Occupation: Luxury travel specialist 

Why did you sign up for Love Island? I’ve scraped the bottom of the dirtiest barrels, that’s how I describe my dating life. So I thought “why not? Let’s apply. If it happens, it happens”.’

  

Lucinda Strafford

Lucinda Strafford

Name: Lucinda Strafford

Age: 21

Location: Brighton

Occupation: Online fashion boutique owner

Which boy do you have your eye on? I really fancy Brad. And then possibly Liam. But obviously I’m open to getting to know any of the other boys. 

 Name: AJ (Andrea-Jane) Bunker

Age: 28

Location: Hertfordshire

Occupation: Hair extension technician 

Why did you sign up for Love Island? ‘I’ve had the worst luck with men. I feel like this is the one thing I haven’t tried. I thought why not? Let’s give it a go.’

Brad McClelland

Brad McClelland

Name: Brad McClelland

Age: 26

Location: Northumberland

Occupation: Labourer

Who is their type on paper? Sommer Ray from Instagram. Zara McDermott, she’s a good-looking lass. Or Megan Fox.

Toby Aromolaran

Toby Aromolaran 

Name: Toby Aromolaran

Age: 22

Location: Essex

Occupation: Semi-pro footballer

How would he describe himself? ‘Optimistic. I always see the bright side in the worst situations. I’m a fun guy when I go on a night out. Responsible guy as well.’

 

 

  

 

Chuggs Wallis

Chuggs Wallis

Name: Chuggs Wallis

Age: 23

Location: Surrey

Occupation: Hat entrepreneur

Why did you sign up for Love Island? ‘I just feel like it’s now or never. I’m only 23 but I’m scared of aging. Especially as half of my last year of uni was taken away and we had so many fun plans. With Covid and the pandemic, I feel like I’ve missed a year of my youth, so I’m really gagging to get it all back – make the most of it.’

Millie Court

Millie Court

Name: Millie Court

Age: 24

Location: Essex

Occupation: Fashion buyer’s administrator

Why did you sign up for Love Island? I’ve been single for over a year now. I’m ready to find ‘The One’. I’m a very spontaneous and adventurous person. I’m always up for doing something new and challenging myself. I’ve never done anything like this before. I just want to throw myself into it and have fun with it’

Teddy Soares

Teddy Soares

Name: Teddy Soares

Age: 26

Location: Manchester

Occupation: Senior financial consultant

What girl do you have your eye on? I want to get to know all of the girls. I’m not afraid to step on toes to get the girl I want.

 

 

 


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