One of the stars of this year’s Love Island has been caught up in controversy — almost a week before the series starts.
Amber Gill, 21, has been forced to deny she is “racist” after a social media post she uploaded last year re-emerged.
The beauty therapist from Newcastle was one of the 12 singletons announced for the fifth series of the hit ITV2 show on Monday ahead of its 3 June launch.
However, she has already revealed which type of guy she’s not looking for in the villa, writing in a social media post: “I don’t like black guys.”
In a now-deleted post, Amber Rose is seen dancing in a nightclub, with a black man loitering beside her.
Showing two fingers to the camera, she wrote over the image: “‘I see you staring at me all night’ First of all I don’t like black guys X.”
The image also has: “Look at my face u know I’m about to boot off [sic]” written on it.
A representative has blasted claims that Amber is racist, stating “her own dad is from Trinidad and Tobago.”
They told Metro.co.uk: “We deleted the post as it was being taken out of context in regards to what actually happened.
“The guy was pestering Amber all evening, and she said he was old enough to be her Dad, so was referring to ‘I don’t date black guys’ because he reminded her of her own father.
“The next part of the story stated this, but as the whole thing was being taken out of context we simply deleted.
“Obviously, she’s not racist — her own father is from Trinidad/Tobego. She just didn’t want to date someone that looked the double of her Dad [sic].”
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