Danny, who entered the mansion like a bomb last week, was found to have used the word WOMAN in a social media post from 2019. He then released a statement sorry for his language and was allowed to stay at the villa despite calls for him to be removed because of the controversy.
At the beginning of Sunday night’s dramatic episode, a brief recap of the previous episode was given the soundtrack Kanye West and Jay Z’s 2011 single N****s In Paris.
However, many viewers found the song choice insensitive because of the controversy surrounding Danny’s use of the N word and especially since he performed quite a lot for the rest of the episode after becoming caught up in a love triangle with Lucinda Strafford and Aaron Francis.
Reacting to the song, one viewer tweeted: ‘The opening song for tonight’s #LoveIsland is N****S IN PARIS after everything that happened to Danny? IN INTERNATIONAL OF BLM? ‘
Another noted: ‘How ironic that @LoveIsland chose to use the song “N****s in Paris” for the Danny boys’ intro it’s a huge disrespect to all both of us! Just wow. ‘
‘Island really love? Out of all the songs you choose N…. in Paris?? Who is responsible for this?!’ a viewer asks to know.
Another viewer said: ‘You so much told @LoveIsland to drop Danny for using the N word and they did the opening song N****s In Paris. ”
‘How did they open the show with “N **** z in Paris” knowing that newbies like to throw the word N voluntarily????’ different weight.
Other outraged viewers revealed that they had complained to Ofcom about the song choice and urged others to do the same.
Danny’s previous tweet was originally posted in November 2019 but has now been deleted.
It features him responding to a friend, who is white, after they commented on a photo of him in Dubai.
The original comment read: ‘Champ’, with Danny replying: ‘My n *** a.’
Plumber Richard’s father initially defended him and insisted Danny had ‘no bones in his racist body’ while saying there was ‘no racist intent’ behind the use of the word N.
Danny later issued his own apology while in the villa and said: ‘I would like to take the time to apologize to anyone who may have offended my inappropriate comment.
‘I never meant anything malicious with this comment. I am not a racist and that is unacceptable and ignorant language. I don’t mean to offend and feel like I’ve really learned from my mistakes and will never use that word again.
‘I’m a nice loving person and I hope you’ll see that in the show.’
Former Love Island contestant Sherif Lanre criticizes dating series for removing him from the villa in 2019 for playing a fight with Molly-Mae Hague but allowing Danny to keep his place.
Metro.co.uk has contacted ITV for comment.
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