In the weeks since the controversial Casa Amor, wherein contestants "test" their relationships by exploring other connections, 'Love Island' has shown extremely poor behavior from many islanders.
The aftermath of Casa Amor a few weeks ago has lead to very concerning footage of many of the islanders inside the villa, who have been said to be exhibiting gaslighting, manipulation, and bullying.
This is to the extent that Women's Aid, a domestic abuse charity, had been tagged in posts on social media "highlighting the misogyny and controlling behaviour being shown on screen", BBC News reports.
While islanders complete trainings before entering the villa on the topics of race and disability for example, they do not have anything in place to curb the kind of behaviour we've seen play out onscreen in the last few weeks.
Communications Chief for Women's Aid stated "what appears to be missing is specific information on abusive relationships and an understanding of controlling behaviour in relationships".
She included that Women's Aid are "in conversation with ITV and the Love Island producers about what we can do moving forward to help address this".
Another domestic abuse called Refuge Charity has released a statement about the "gaslighting and emotional manipulation" exhibited on the show.
The statement reads "Refuge is increasingly concerned about the misogynistic and abusive behaviours being displayed in this year's Love Island. Love Island has a huge audience, particularly amongst young people and Refuge urge the producers of the show to recognise and respond to abusive behaviors when it happens".
"Coercive control is a form of domestic abuse and a crime. That this behaviour appears to be being carried out by some of the men in the villa and broadcast as entertainment is extremely troubling and should be called out."
If you are in crisis and need help, you can contact Women's Aid here.