Love Island has swiftly become one of the most popular reality shows in recent years. Millions tune into the show every night, but despite the mass following, the show has been hit with waves of backlash.
People have called for the show to be axed for a variety of reasons, from the pressure it puts on young women to the lack of support the contestants receive for their mental health. Two former contestants, Sophie Gradon and Mike Thalassitis, died by suicide shortly after they took part in the show.
Others have claimed the show exposes young people to toxic relationships and disrespects the contestants for the sake of entertainment.
The show isn’t suitable for young people, especially tweens, so there’s no doubt dad Peter Andre was shocked when his daughter Princess asked him if she could take part in the show.
The dad revealed his horror after his 12-year-old daughter expressed an interest in the show.
Peter told Loose Women, “My daughter is 12. I feel bad because I'm just like: 'No.' She thinks I'm mean. It doesn't mean I'm right. I always say this - every parent's got a different thing, they use their discretion. For me, I just think she's a bit young.”
“She said to me: 'Would you ever let me go on Love Island?'
"I said: 'When they start doing Love Island based on priests and nuns and doing sermons on Sundays you can go on.'”
Would you ever let your children watch Love Island?
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