ITV is currently facing calls to cancel super popular Reality Show Love Island following the tragic death of former host Caroline Flack.
Caroline was removed from Love Island after allegations of assault were made by her boyfriend, Lewis Burton.
She denied all allegations and was due to appear in court next month. Caroline faced intense media backlash in the UK and was advised to stay off social media.
A lawyer for the Flack family confirmed on Saturday (15 February) that Caroline took her own life and was found in her east London home.
Caroline’s death is the 3rd suicide committed by Love Island protagonists.
Many have taken to their socials, asking ITV to cancel Love Island.
The multiple suicides, mental health issues, dysfunctional views of sexuality, horrific media narratives & behaviour, celebration and elevation of young adults who are selling a message of incredibly bad body image…isn’t it time we cancel #loveisland once and for all?
— Hugo Flaxman (@FlaxmanHugo) February 16, 2020
They pointed to the deaths of two former Love Island contestants – Sophie Gradon and Mike Thalassitis – and the fact The Jeremy Kyle Show was cancelled after a participant died, as reason enough to permanently end the series.
Jeremy Kyle has a guest kill himself and they axe the show , love island have 3 people linked with suicide and it’s still going , when is ITV going to realise life is more precious than money.
— Tom (@McGovern90) February 15, 2020
Saturday night’s Love Island episode (the highlights one), as well as last night’s episode were cancelled by ITV at the last minute.
Just heard the awful news about Caroline Flack. 😢
A third tragic and untimely death linked to Love Island. Surely it’s time to axe that show now. Also, as a nation, we seriously need to address the toxic culture of celebrity we’ve created. It’s destroying lives.
— RD Hale 🌹 (@SkyeCity_) February 15, 2020
What do you think? Should Love Island get the axe following the death of Caroline Flack?