Thursday, 12 July 2018

5 Things I Hate About Love Island


If you live in the UK, you will have undoubtedly heard of the 'reality' dating show Love Island. Love it or hate it, it's become one of, if not the, biggest show on television during the Summer. Now I'd love to preach how proud I am for not getting sucked into the worm hole that wastes an hour of my evening every damn day other than Saturday, but lets be real, I'm addicted as much as the next person and am absent from all responsibilities from 9pm. πŸ˜‚πŸ

With that being said, there are SO many things about the show that annoy me. Most of the time it's good entertainment and means no real harm, but at times it comes across as quite a damaging experience for the young people that go in and put their love lives on show for the whole nation. So I wanted to write the top 5 things that I hate about the show. If you're a die hard fan, don't take this personally and get all eggy that I'm slating it because these are just my opinions and are no way aimed at rinsing people that genuinely love the show. πŸ‘

1) Why does nobody have a normal everyday job?
90% of the people that go in Love Island state their job is being a model/personal trainer/make-up artist. I know there are the odd people every year that do have normal-ish jobs but it's very few and far between. I'm not knocking these professions at all, don't get me wrong, but I'd really love to see more regular everyday type jobs being accepted. God forbid someone that works at Tesco or is a single parent or *dundundun* is unemployed went on the show. Could you imagine?! πŸ˜‹ 

2) Contestants look so similar every year.
The producers definitely have a type on paper. I mean, come on. Can you pleaaaaase mix it up and have some people sent in that don't resemble the exact same contestants as the previous year? Kthnx.
3) It sets a very bad example for young girls to look a certain way.
Have you noticed that every girl in the villa is done up almost all the time? Perfect hair, perfect clothes, perfect make-up. Sure we get to see them looking au natural for a short time in the mornings before they get ready for the day but otherwise, they look perfect pretty much all day. Then comes the obvious negatives of how half the girls have fake boobs, bums, teeth, hair, etc. All in all, it's just a horrible representation of what men supposedly want from a woman. If I had a young daughter who was watching, I'd be terrified that she'd be easily influenced to get all this work done to look the way the show deems as 'perfect'. πŸ‘Ž

I haven't added it as a seperate reason but it's bad for men too. There was an article that my boyfriend read not that long ago stating that steriod use has gone up massively since Love Island got popular and it really doesn't surprise me. Most of the guys on there are jacked up to shit and that's not real at all.

4) The overly cheesy and set up run montage when there is a challenge. 
I don't even have a valid reason to hate this, it just makes me cringe every time it comes on. Please tell me I'm not the only one? πŸ™ˆ

5) The lack of LGBT couples.
It's 2018, I thought the people of the television world would be more open minded by now, especially when it's supposedly a reality show to help people find love. Yeah we had Sophie Gradon (RIP) and Katie Salmon's short lived relationship back in 2016 which was great but I can't help but feel like that was snuffed out too soon and since then, it's been exclusively heterosexual couples. News flash, not everyone in the world is straight and it's the opposite of 'real' for them not to include more LGBT relationships in a time when it's finally accepted to be who you are. 🌈

Despite moaning about the above, I'm still gonna sit here with a cuppa and put my feet up at 9pm when Love Island comes on and hate myself a little bit more at the ridiculous shit that I'm watching but hey, what can you do? πŸ˜‚ 

Do you love or hate Love Island? What are your thoughts on the controversial show? Let me know below! 

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  1. Omg yes! I'm watching it for the first time this year (I'm like 3 weeks behind watching on ITV player so no spoilers though πŸ˜‚)
    But yeah, I've noticed a lot of them have fake boobs and lips and hair and stuff, and that's fine, but only a few of the girls seem to actually take their make up off when the cameras are on! Tbf, I might be paranoid to take my make up off in front of people I was trying to impress and the whole country, but yeah, they seem to get people in who aren't natural even barefaced! What a waffley comment! Haha!

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    1. Haha, you've got lots of drama to catch up then lovely! :P
      I don't even mean it in a nasty way about the plastic surgery or make up or extensions - I just don't think it's necessary for every girl to be so over the top with it. I think Dani is one of the only girls that looks natural and she's gorgeous! 😊

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  2. I don't actually like Love Island, I tried to watch 5 minutes once and just found it so cringe haha! These are definitely up there on reasons why I don't like it as well, I think they've done really badly for their own reputation this year in particular from what I've heard too!
    Sophie - https://sophiehearts.net x

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    1. Oh it's so cringe isn't it? 🀣 But I can't help myself, it's a great escape after a long day of mummy and household duties!
      Yeah I totally agree - this year has been a lot more damaging and boring than the previous πŸ™ˆ

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  3. Lol Love Island seems to be such a hot topicπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Like my goodness I've only started hearing of this since I started blogging since I have so many Twitter friends from the UK. I swore I've read more than 5 posts for the week on it and I'm quite surprise yours is about hating it. But I totes get your points Jess! It's like this really is such anout of the ordinary show but it does sound pretty funny haha πŸ˜‚ Great post hun! Maybe I'll check it out soon

    xx Lena | https://lenadeexo.com

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    1. Right? Literally one of the biggest shows in the UK πŸ™ˆ
      Haha that's not surprising, it's such an easy topic with all the drama and controversies at the moment, I don't think I know anyone that hasn't at least heard of it!
      Thanks m'lovely, when you get some spare time you definitely should, even if it's just to cringe at us brits and our 'reality' shows 😜🀣 xx

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  4. Not to mention they're all sooo thick. Just finished season 1 (was too deep into it before I realized it's shit) but I won't be watching any more. It's just the same drama over and over again, gets old. I grew up watching The Bachelor (something kind of similar in the US) but never once did I think "I want to be like those women" because I knew there's more to life than looks. Also, I don't think it's inherently bad that they have had plastic surgery. I was kind of prejudiced against the Playboy bunny Hannah in season 1 but she turned out to be the nicest of the lot.

    Rachel || anotherstationanothermile.com

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    1. So true! I couldn't actually believe Hayley this year when she claimed not to know what ear lobes are...πŸ˜‘πŸ˜¬ surely it's for show?! You can't be that dumb?
      I haven't seen The Bachelor before but have heard great things about it.
      I totally didn't mean it in a nasty way about the plastic surgery, I'm all about women doing whatever they want to make themselves happy and confident πŸ’ͺ It just comes across a bit too much at times and could be seen as a bad influence to young girls when they should be taught that they look beautiful no matter what 😊

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  5. Love Island seems to be a hot topic, but I haven't watched it before. I think it is about time I take a glance. Having said that, I agree with you on the regular job and mixing it up points. Ha!!

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    1. Despite its many flaws, if you like reality tv, I'm sure you'll find it entertaining at the least 😊

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  6. I agree with every single one of your points, I feel like love island gets worse and worse yet I still want to watch it? It is honestly such a shit show when it comes to representation, where are the curvy girls? where are th fat girls? same with boys, there has only been one dark skinned woman (sameria) and the way they portrayed her was terrible, I think next year I better give it a miss, unless it gets better, gay/lesbian couples would be amazing, we all know young teens watch Love Island, so open gay couples shown in a positive would be amazing for teens who are scared about coming out as gay etc! Great post lovely xx https://lifeofshar.co.uk/

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    1. So much truth! It's definitely up there as one of the worst tv shows I've ever seen but it's such a guilty pleasure, I can't help myself πŸ™ˆπŸ˜‚
      The new girl Alexandra is a curvy goddess which is a nice change but other than that, I totally agree. Samira deserved way better, I didn't like her much at first but I think the producers didn't help with her portrayal so I felt for her when she left ☹️
      Yaaaaaas, it's such a big platform for the younger generation, they should 100% make the most of it and include LGBT couples next year! 🌈❤️

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  7. Confession - I live in Canada and stream in every episode. I started watching last season, thanks to the UK bloggers I know on Twitter sharing all of their thoughts and reactions, and now I'm hooked. I would love to see more variety on the show. There needs to be more ethnicities, body shapes, types of relationships (LGBT), etc.
    Britt | http://alternativelyspeaking.ca

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  8. I haven't watch this show yet. It's good to know I found your honest review first. Thanks for sharing ♥️ ♥️ If you want to check if you have fake followers in Instagram, do check out our Influencer Auditor at https://www.influencerauditor.com/

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