Faye Winter launched into an expletive-tirade against Teddy Soares (Picture: ITV)
Friday night’s episode saw Faye unleash a furious tirade against Teddy, who she is coupled up with, and several other male islanders during the movie night challenge.
She had watched a clip of Teddy admitting to being sexually attracted to Clarisse Juliette while in Casa Amor. He didn’t act on his brief attraction but Faye felt betrayed regardless as he didn’t tell her about it.
It led to Faye embarking on an expletive-filled tirade towards Teddy in front of the other islanders, which many viewers found uncomfortable and triggering.
Addressing the backlash towards the lettings agent, Faye’s family wrote in her Instagram stories: ‘We understand that fans of Love Island have opinions on Friday night’s episode. While we don’t want to comment on the events of the show, we ask everyone to remember:
‘You are watching a highly edited TV show which is created for entertainment – you can never see the full picture.
‘Faye is human, she may not always get things right.
Faye’s family are keen to protect the star’s mental health when she leaves the villa (Picture: @faye_winter, Instagram)
‘There are human beings managing the islander’s social media pages who will be seriously effected by your comments [sic].’
The statement continued: ‘We ask that everyone please remembers this before commenting or messaging. We make no apology for turning off comments, blocking & deleting to protect the mental well-being of ourselves and Faye when she comes out. We would encourage anyone struggling to do the same thing.
‘We hope that we can all get back to enjoying the show together from now on. Love team Faye x.’
ITV2 had earlier released a statement, after many viewers said they had complained to Ofcom about the scenes, and said: ‘Welfare and duty of care towards our contributors is always our primary concern, and we take the emotional well-being of all the Islanders extremely seriously.
‘We have dedicated welfare producers and psychological support on hand at all times who monitor and regularly speak to all of the Islanders in private and off camera, especially if someone appears to be upset.
‘All the Islanders are therefore fully supported by the professionals on site and by their friends in the villa. Islanders can always reach out and talk to someone if they feel the need.’
Love Island continues tonight at 9pm on ITV2.
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