Salma was overlooked in a game of truth or dare (Picture: ITV)
Love Island fans are reeling after newcomer Salma Naran was left out of all the kissing action during last night’s episode.
The 20-year-old model and influencer from Dublin is one of the 12 Casa Amor sirens who entered the villa to ruffle feathers – and the latest additions wasted no time in getting to know the existing contestants.
As the new girls sat with the boys, the group quickly decided to play a raunchy game of truth or dare, which immediately became an opportunity to snog the contestants they fancied.
While Tyler Cruickshank sucked Clarisse Juliette’s toes for 20 sloppy seconds, Teddy Soares kissed Mary Bedford, and Hugo Hammond laid it on thick with Mary, Amy Day and Lillie Haynes, none of the boys opted to make a move on Salma.
Instead, her only opportunity to make out came when Hugo asked her to kiss one male and one female islander, prompting a three-way pull with Liam Reardon and Clarisse.
Viewers voiced their anger on social media, with many questioning where her kisses were at.
Salma is one of the Casa Amor hotties (Picture: ITV)
‘I’m genuinely furious that Salma is getting no play. HAVE YOU SEEN HER? Easily in top 5 best looking islanders of all time,’ wrote one.
Echoing a similar sentiment, another penned: ‘People are not giving Salma the love she deserves. I’m confused.’
Earlier this month, Yewande Biala called on bosses to hire more Black producers to improve the dating success of Black women on the programme.
Her comments came after Kaz Kamwi, who is a contestant on the current series, became at least the fourth Black woman in the Love Island franchise not to be picked in the first coupling during episode one.
She was instead coupled up by default with Toby Aromolaran who also wasn’t matched up with anyone.
Sympathising with Kaz, Yewande told Capital Xtra: ‘[Kaz] wasn’t picked at all and it was really sad to see because obviously I was in that position two years ago and, watching it again, it was hard, and I was kind of praying for a different outcome for Kaz.’
‘I think what a lot of people don’t realise about Love Island is that, I always say it’s a mirror image of the society we live in now, where black women are never really seen or admired by black men or any other kind of race.’
She added: ‘We’re always pushed to the sideline and it’s obviously highlighted on a show like Love Island where there’s obviously only like 12, 10 contestants and one of them is black, and it kind of shows the society we live in at the moment.’
When asked what the solution could be, Yewande said it ‘would be a start’ to begin casting more diverse contestants and those who are ‘open to dating Black women’.
Love Island continues tonight at 9pm on ITV2.
Credit: Original article published here.