Women's Aid issue statement following lads' behaviour on Love Island
"A programme based around the formation of romantic relationships must have guidelines on what behaviour is acceptable and unacceptable in those relationships."
The UK domestic violence charity Women's Aid is working in conjunction with Love Island amid concerns about the behaviour of some of the participants on Love Island.
Last night, the organisation issued a statement through Metro, which said: "At Women’s Aid we are being tagged into a stream of Twitter posts, with viewers of Love Island highlighting the misogyny and controlling behaviour being shown on screen.
"This is clearly more than talking about any individual contestants, and a programme based around the formation of romantic relationships must have guidelines on what behaviour is acceptable and unacceptable in those relationships.
"We are talking to ITV, and they have shared with us information on their inclusion training, but what appears to be missing is specific information on abusive relationships and an understanding of controlling behaviour in relationships."
Fans of Love Island shared their concerns on Twitter following the past few episodes which explored the fallout of Mad Movies Night, in which the islanders watched previously unseen footage of their partners.
On Sunday night's episode, Luca Bish became upset with Gemma after watching footage of Billy supposedly flirting with her. Additionally, many fans felt that Luca and Dami Hope were bullying Tasha Ghouri.
Yesterday, Luca's family issued a statement in which they said that they do not condone his behaviour.
In an Instagram story, they wrote: "I want to apologise on behalf of Luca for his insensitive reaction on last night’s episode. I know that when he watches it back, he will be embarrassed and deeply apologetic.
"We as his family don’t condone his behaviour last night, but we do understand he is in an intense environment where his emotions are heightened. Last night was not reflective of the boy we all love at home."