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Danny Bibby ‘gaslit’ Lucinda Strafford at Love Island villa, says women’s charity

The charity Women’s Aid has called out Love Island contestant Danny Bibby, 25, saying he had ‘gaslit’ fellow islander Lucinda Strafford, 21.

The Manchester plumber was jettisoned from the island earlier this week along with fellow newcomer AJ Bunker, 28, following a voting twist that saw the remaining islanders decide who left.

His brief stay at the villa was controversial as the show received more than 1,000 complaints after fans discovered he used a racial slur in a 2019 Instagram comment.

The Manchester lad set his sights on Lucinda as soon as he walked into the villa and clashed with compatriot Aaron over her.

Charity Women’s Aid concerned about Danny’s behavior towards Lucinda

Danny and Lucinda entered into a brief relationship but ended things after a few days.

Danny’s relationship with Lucinda was a cause for concern for the charity Women’s Aid and also garnered support from viewers when he made fun of Lucinda’s voice in a conversation with the boys and sneered at her during part of Snog, Marry, Pie after having a slight disagreement.

Charity Women’s Aid has raised concerns about her behavior on the show.

Teresa Parker, media and communications manager at Women’s Aid, told the DailyMail: “Our team at Women’s Aid have seen Danny and Lucinda’s relationship develop and have become increasingly concerned about his behavior towards her at the time. screen, including what looked like gaslighting, possessiveness and manipulation.

Lucinda Strafford and Danny Bibby have decided to end their relationship
Lucinda Strafford and Danny Bibby decided to end their relationship in an awkward conversation

“This is clearly not what a healthy relationship looks like, and these are all tactics abusers use.”

The term “gaslighting” refers to an act of psychological manipulation where someone is forced to doubt their actions and make them feel responsible for something beyond their control by another individual.

Teresa continued: “We urge the producers of Love Island to recognize the signs of abusive behavior when it occurs on the show, as this is not the first time it has happened. Abuse should not be used for entertainment and producers need to know when to step in.”

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Love Island's Danny Bibby accused of 'gassing' Lucinda Strafford by women's charity - after sparking more than 1,500 historic racial slur complaints to Ofcom
Love Island’s Danny Bibby accused of ‘gassing’ Lucinda Strafford by women’s charity – after sparking more than 1,500 historic racial slur complaints to Ofcom

A spokesperson for the show reiterated OKAY! their commitment to looking after the well-being of all contestants who take part in the show.

The spokesperson said OKAY!“We take the emotional well-being of all Islanders very seriously.

“We have dedicated welfare producers and psychological support at all times who regularly monitor and speak to all islanders privately and off-camera. All islanders are therefore fully supported by the professionals on site and by their friends in the villa.

“Islanders are always able to reach out and talk to someone if they feel the need. We will of course continue to monitor all of our islanders in accordance with our robust protocols. »

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