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Should Love Island Be Cancelled?

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My answer is Yes and indefinitely. Too many suicides linked to one show and also its cr*p

Getsome
1 month ago
What do you think of this?
chelseaturpin
chelseaturpin1 month ago

Yes. Too many beautiful souls loosing their life thanks to reality shows like this. We should have more shows focusing on mental health and show the public they are not alone and its ok not to be ok.

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Loislane
Loislane1 month ago

Yes it so should I don't watch it but after everything happened I think so x

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ClaireF1978
ClaireF19781 month ago

I have loved previous series but just hadn't got round to it this time. I love it because it's awful car crash TV and easy to watch. The behaviour of some people is awful and it's easy to see how they end up getting trashed on social media because of it - so much gas-lighting. But it almost needs to happen so people can see that it's not a acceptable way to treat people.

I was thinking that all these suicides linked to it are awful though and it's a doomed show.

I think it should be cancelled. It's either ruining people's lives or it's attracting the kind of people who are already fragile and can't cope with the social media backlash.

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Getsome
Getsome
Original Poster
1 month ago

If it doesn't then how many more will there be until it is cancelled

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angemski
angemski1 month ago

I have been in a similar situation - dipping in and out of LI occasionally but everyone seems to be forgetting that this poor woman's demise was caused by an incident that the press hounded her for and the CPS's tenacious pursual of her, when the boyfriend didn't even want to press charges. I'm inclined to blame them rather than a programme.

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ClaireF1978
ClaireF19781 month ago

Getsome I agree, it seems to breed an unstable and isolating mindset. It doesn't help that so many people hide behind social media to say some truly disgusting things. I wish the producers had invested more in counciling for the contestants. I also wish they had set some boundaries for controlling behaviours and not let things escalate to the point where they become hated.

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Getsome
Getsome
Original Poster
1 month ago

angemski The press is to blame but the show isn't innocent and i believe will have contributed to it somehow.

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ClaireF1978
ClaireF19781 month ago

angemski I agree with this about Caroline Flak. That's a separate set of issues than those from the show itself.

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Getsome
Getsome
Original Poster
1 month ago

ClaireF1978 Should we be questioning, should a show carry on if the contestants need that much counselling after the show?

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ClaireF1978
ClaireF19781 month ago

Getsome yes we should be questioning it.

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davidstockport
davidstockport1 month ago

angemski Don't blame the CPS if they don't prosecute when the victim doesn't insist they do, it wouldn't be very fair to murder victims. or even other domestic abuse victims too frightened of repercussions if they don't attempt to drop charges. It isn't up to victims to drop charges, the police charge them and once they're charged it isn't up to the victim - who in many cases could be threatened or bribed - if they could "drop charges".

Domestic abuse is a CRIME the victim has no say in the matter if there is sufficient evidence that they were assaulted.

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angemski
angemski1 month ago

davidstockport Odd but I didn't get this notification of a reply...... I would have answered sooner. I completely agree that the ruling to protect the victims when they are intimidated, and in no position to make an informed decision, is paramount. I agree 100% My main point was that this was something completely separate from the tv programme and I just can't see understand why people think it is. There are many programmes that incite more creepy and aggressive feelings to those who are susceptible. Whatever the ruling it was pretty clear she was judged long before her demise and none of the organisations that had a duty of care recognised her distress.

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davidstockport
davidstockport1 month ago

angemski I also in another answer, over half an hour before your reply, (it's lower down) said I didn't think her suicide had anything to do with Love Island - but would in no way put any blame onto the CPS's pursuit of her prosecution, from what I've read if she'd pleaded guilty and accepted a probable slap on the wrist (at magistrates court) instead of a "not guilty" plea it would never have gone to trial. She was probably badly advised (she did apparently admit the assault).

Mitigation (if there is any) can be accepted by magistrates, even after a guilty plea the magistrates need not impose any penalty.

My last appearance in court (1983) I pleaded GUILTY to speeding (I was speeding) then asked that as there was a sign missing and I had no way of knowing the speed limit could it be accepted in mitigation. I wasn't fined anything with no penalty points, even the two police officers who had had to attend the court were surprised, especially as they couldn't say anything after a guilty plea.

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angemski
angemski1 month ago

davidstockport Once again, David, I had no notification of your tagging me! (perhaps it's my problem but that's two today from you gone unnoticed until I happened to browse) I've caught up with your other comments too.

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davidstockport
davidstockport1 month ago

angemski Don't worry I don't take it pesonally (I've got used to being ignored) Image

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angemski
angemski1 month ago

davidstockport I'm glad you're not offended - I didn't get this one either....... 🙄

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davidstockport
davidstockport1 month ago

angemski I was going to say "If you don't get this one let me know?" You obviously guessed,

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angemski
angemski1 month ago

davidstockport Nope! I've been keeping an eye on the number of comments on the thread from the main page - very strange. I don't want to hijack this thread with comments but I've taken screenshots and there is nothing from you......you didn't write......you didn't phone....😂

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davidstockport
davidstockport1 month ago

angemski "You didn't write . . . you didn't phone" That's given me an idea for a song, it could be my next YouTube flop, thanks.

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KirstyWhit29673
KirstyWhit296731 month ago

I don’t watch many reality shows but there does seem to be a big problem with setting people up as bad guys and then not offering support after the show ended. I think on that basis and reading about the number of suicides linked to this one show then I’d probably say yes to it being cancelled

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Getsome
Getsome
Original Poster
1 month ago

Yeah im with you on that, they might not be directly to blame for the recent one but there is too many suicide links to the show

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ACR
ACR1 month ago

I don't like/watch Love Island, so wouldn't really notice if the show was cancelled. However, the death of Caroline Flack shouldn't be used as a factor to stop making the program. She was a presenter who had worked in TV for over a decade before the start of Love Island. Instead, her suicide has been linked to the pressures of facing assault/domestic abuse charges that aren't related to the show.

Most, if not all, of the contestants that go on Love Island are looking for fame, money and some kind of celebrity career. Given the show started in 2015 they should know by now what to expect when they sign up to appear.

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Getsome
Getsome
Original Poster
1 month ago

3 suicides linked to the show?( The latter being more about domestic abuse) but Jeremy Kyle was going for like 20 years and 1 suicide ( that we know about) linked to the show and its shut down. I

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ClaireF1978
ClaireF19781 month ago

Getsome I don't think you can say Caroline Flack's was linked to the show. But I would still say 3 as there was also Sophie Gradon's boyfriend a couple of weeks after her.

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ACR
ACR1 month ago

Sophie Gradon took her own life two years after being on the show. A few months before her death in 2018 she talked about being the victim of intense trolling and cyberbulling - which has been linked to other suicides. While, the death of Mike Thalassitis has been linked to his mounting debts and bereavement after the death of his gran, not Love Island. Caroline Flack's suicide isn't related to her involvement with Love Island. Whereas there is more of a direct link with the guest that took his own life after recording an episode of the Jeremy Kyle show.

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Getsome
Getsome
Original Poster
1 month ago

ACR How do you actually know that the 3 (not CF) are not heavily linked with love island?

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ACR
ACR1 month ago

I'm going by what has been reported in the press - excluding tabloid spin

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davidstockport
davidstockport1 month ago

If it was cancelled because of suicides how many other TV shows would need to be cancelled? It is probably unknown how many youngsters (non celebrities) have taken their own lives after humiliation caused by such shows as X factor or Britain's Got Talent.

I didn't even know who CF was but from what I gather her suicide was in no way connected with this show, I did once watch a bit of Love Island and not saying it shouldn't be cancelled - but not because of this,

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HannahJean
HannahJean1 month ago

Hmmmm think it’s different for everyone I like to watch for the drama but like everyone is saying nothing to do with the death of Caroline it’s the press

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Pjran
Pjran1 month ago

I think LI makes so many people dissatisfied with their appearance leading to insecurities and plastic surgery.

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MartinBluck
MartinBluck1 month ago

Yes, it's utter crap

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KirsteyJames
KirsteyJames1 month ago

I like love island. Its not the shows fault that people have commited suicide, its because the show is so popular the media and people online writing horrible comments that have affected them. But if they axed jeremy kyle after one suicide then yes it should be cancelled.

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ClaireF1978
ClaireF19781 month ago

There is a bit going on in the way it is edited to make things more dramatic and outrageous. It's no secret that they are told what to say to make the situations more dramatic too. That combined with the egos of the contestants makes the viewers feel like they want to bring them down a peg or 2.

ITV make a lot of money out of this program. The nature of why it's so popular is also why it gets so much media attention so they do have an obligation to take some responsibility when it gets too much for the contestants. Whether it's through making sure they get lots of mental health support or cancelling it entirely.

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Getsome
Getsome
Original Poster
1 month ago

ClaireF1978 To me to should be cancelled if they need lots of mental health support after or during the show

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AgnesFaludi
AgnesFaludi1 month ago

I have never seen one of them, just cancel them.

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Yahya
Yahya1 month ago

Bring back tame me out with Paddy Mc Guinness!

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dholly39
dholly391 month ago

yes 100% 2 people now and that 2 to many! i hope the media are investigated for this and quit being so slanderous. i dont read most news due to this

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