'Love Island' Is Disgusting And Sexist And I Can't Stop Watching

'Love Island' Is The Trashiest, Most Morally Corrupt Trainwreck On TV And I Can't Stop Watching

A televised prostitution session just so happens to be Britain's number one summer show.

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I disagree with the entire premise of the show "Love Island." I was given the Hulu password from my boyfriend after our first date. I really wanted to have a joint Netflix account so that I could continue binging some of my favorite shows like "The Office" or "Queer Eye" or the exceedingly underrated program, "Everything Sucks" which follows a young closeted lesbian from the '80s who is coping with the death of her mother as well as life in high school with her cringy father as the principal. All in all, Netflix had the kind of shows that I really wanted, but I was willing to give Hulu a try.

I watch a Youtuber who constantly talks about the British reality television show, "Love Island." The premise is just as crude and simple as it sounds. If you don't get with someone by the end of the day or week period, you are kicked off the island. The show is chalked full of the men making insanely crude comments about the girl's bodies and who they "would smash" as well as abandoning the girls they've already coupled up with when they find girls that they find more "fit."

The amount of anxiety that I get just from watching the show is unbelievable. If there was a military boot camp for psychological torture I can guarantee that Love Island would be the first place people would be sent to undergo such torment. New girls are brought in for the boys to choose from and the girls who are often feeling safe and secure in their relationships with the men are tossed to the side. To make matters worse, whether you want to or not, you sleep in the same bed as the person you are coupled up with.

In season one, there was a sweet and sensitive soul named Zoe. She fell for who she thought was an equally sweet and tender soul named Jordan. They kissed and you could see that she was smitten as well as felt like she could trust him. She informed the Islanders that she had followed a man all the way to Australia only to realize he had a girlfriend and she was left all alone in Australia, friendless, heartbroken, and completely shattered. It seemed that she could finally find some trust in Jordan. Jordan let everyone know as well that he intended on staying true to Zoe even though two big boobed women with large asses had come to the villa. Two men had previously come into the Villa, they were Italian twins affectionately given the nicknames Italian stallions, but all the women decided to stay true to the men they had already chosen.

Not a single girl left her man, they decided to stay true and loyal.

However, no such luck was rewarded to the women when two other girls with large asses came in. The men chased after those well-endowed breasts and large bottoms with all they had. It just stung to watch how shamelessly loyal the women were to their men only to be spat directly in the face of for the entire country to witness.

The entire show has such a strong undertone of sexism as well as revealing the dark emotional torment that reality television often exploits. Another particularly sensitive girl in season one was Lauren. The boys were always moaning on about sexual attraction and physical attraction. If the boys were given a dollar for every time the phrase "psychical attraction" was uttered they wouldn't have to worry about winning the $65,000 prize money because they'd already have it. They only picked girls they found "fit" which is a slang term British men use to describe women they'd like to bang. Lauren quite honestly could not care less.

Girls would be beating their faces to the absolute gods just to sit by the pool whereas Lauren was much more concerned with swimming and having a good time. She was often seen swimming in the gorgeous aqua blue pool, getting a tan, drinking Champagne, or lounging around the villa. She couldn't be bothered to spend copious amounts of time fixing up for boys who were just going to drop her the next time a hotter girl arrived at the villa. Because of this time and time again the boys informed the cameras that they were just "not attracted" to Lauren. In other words, she didn't compare to the large silicon breasts, layers of foundation, and lip fillers that they expected women in the house to have.

In no way am I knocking any women who have these things, I believe that it should always be a women's right to choose, however, in situations like the one that Love Island forces women into they aren't given the choice.

Lauren and girls like here are given absolutely no choice in an environment like that. If they don't cake on the foundation, get their tits out, and conform to the impossible standard of beauty that the men demand, then they could be going home. Not only is their self-worth and confidence completely destroyed this kind of toxic behavior and ludicrous expectations is actually come after her finances as well. Sixty-five thousand dollars is an astronomical amount of money and finances like that are enough to keep someone stable for years upon years. The fact that the boys would rip a chance like that away from her just because they don't find her pretty enough is beyond disgusting to me.

Another particularly gruesome moment in the show was when a 20-year-old fuckboy informed a single mother on the show that is ridiculous that she would make a man wait three months before being intimate with her. The women obviously don't take well to that and questions why a large group of people is discussing her sex life without her knowledge or consent. She then informs him that she is five years his senior and that she has a lot more life experience than him which he responds with, "I don't it." A 20-year-old douche really sat and looked a single mother in the eye and told her he has it harder.

To that, I ask what do you really have so hard, love? Your mom sometimes doesn't wake you up in time for breakfast and you have to cook it on your own?

I am baffled time and time again by the corruption of the show and the lack of morals people seem to possess. Bringing a girl to tears and ripping her heart out of her is done without a blink of an eye. It's referred to as "just playing the game." I think we want to nurture each other as humans. We cry because we feel things because even if we try to deny it we have emotions within us. It makes us human. However all regard for feelings, emotions, heartbreak, and anything of the sort are thrown completely out the window. Human beings are treated as a pawn in an elaborate and sick game.

With all this being said, I am halfway through season one. I don't know why I keep watching the corruption and sometimes I feel as though I am throwing fuel into this disgusting, forever burning fire. But I do find it to be kind of like a train wreck. It's difficult to look away when a train is wrecking right in front of you. I have convinced myself I am continuing to watch it so I can continue to write about it because choosing to actively watch something that makes me so angry will forever give me content for my writing. I guess I will never be without content for as long as Love Island stays on air which will most likely be an unfortunately long amount of time.

The lack of morals, fidelity, and open misogyny absolutely reek in this show, but it is one that I repeatedly discuss with my friends as well as write about. Love Island, I hate you. I mean that from the very bottom of my heart. You are the gross, corrupt, negativity that we really don't need in the world. But I'm still watching.

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36 Rules Of Life From 'NCIS's' Leroy Jethro Gibbs

Sometimes we all need a smack on the back of the head.
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I have been watching "NCIS" since the show began back in 2003, and season 15 will be airing this September. It is one of the longest running series and for a good reason, even though a lot of your favorite characters die off in the show they somehow still keep it alive. Anyone who has watched an episode or more knows about the infamous Gibbs's rules. Here's the list that we can gather from the many episodes:

Rule 1: "Never let suspects stay together." - revealed in the Season 1 premiere episode, Yankee White (episode).

Rule 2: "Never screw over your partner." - revealed in the Season 4 episode, Blowback (episode). McGee also stated this rule to Ned Dorneget in Need to Know (episode). McGee also mentioned to Abigail Borin in Ships in the Night (episode) that rule number one has been taken twice, showing that he knows that there are two number one rules.

Rule 3: "Always wear gloves at a crime scene." - revealed in "Yankee White."

Rule 4: "Don't believe what you're told. Double check." - again revealed in "Yankee White."

Rule 5: "Never be unreachable." - revealed in the Season 3 episode, Deception (episode) although Gibbs has been known to be intentionally unreachable. The rule was shown in Rule Fifty-One (episode) in the background when Gibbs opens the box.

Rule 6: "The best way to keep a secret? Keep it to yourself. Second best? Tell one other person - if you must. There is no third best." - revealed in the Season 4 episode, Blowback (episode)

Rule 7: "You don't waste good." - revealed in the Season 8 episode, Baltimore (episode).

Rule 8: "Never say you're sorry. It's a sign of weakness." - This rule has been mentioned throughout the series, but it wasn't given a specific number until Flesh and Blood (episode). The rule is also a direct reference to John Wayne's catch phrase in "She Wore A Yellow Ribbon" (John Ford, Director). Wayne said: "Never apologize, mister, it's a sign of weakness." to subordinates in a military situation. DiNozzo notes the connection in Hiatus Part 1 (episode). Mark Harmon's career has paralleled John Wayne's. They both were quarterback of their southern California college football team, both went into acting. (Harmon's father, Tom Harmon, was a Heisman Trophy-winner and actor & announcer as well.) Note: This is continuously told to Tony, Ziva and Tim through a smack to the back of their heads.

Rule 9: "Always be specific when you lie." - revealed in the Season 1 finale episode, Reveille (episode).

Rule 10: "Never take anything for granted." - revealed in the Season 3 episode, Probie (episode) although Gibbs also quotes it as being "Never assume" during the Season 9 episode, Rekindled (episode).

Rule 11: "Never go anywhere without a knife." - revealed in the Season 1 episode, One Shot, One Kill (episode)although it's sometimes quoted as "Never leave home without a knife" or "Always carry a knife."

Rule 12: "Never get personally involved in a case." - revealed in the Season 7 episode, Obsession (episode) and again referenced by the new SECNAV Clayton Jarvis in the Season 9 premiere episode, Nature of the Beast (episode) as the number one rule in Washington politics.

Rule 13: "When the job is done, walk away." - revealed in the Season 6 episode, Semper Fidelis (episode).

Rule 14: "Never date a co-worker." - revealed in the Season 1 episode, Enigma (episode).

Rule 15: "Never, ever involve lawyers." - revealed in "Collateral Damage." Rule 51 is written on the back of the card containing Rule 13 in "Rule Fifty-One."

Rule 16: "Bend the line, don't break it." - revealed in Anonymous was a Woman (episode).

Rule 17: "Always work as a team." - revealed in Leap of Faith (episode).

Rule 18: "If someone thinks they have the upper hand, break it." - revealed in the Season 8 finale episode, Pyramid (episode).

Rule 19: "Never, ever interrupt Gibbs during an interrogation." - revealed in the Season 14 episode, Privileged Information (episode).

Rule 20: "It's better to seek forgiveness than ask permission." - revealed in Silver War (episode).

Rule 21: "Always look under." - revealed in The Artful Dodger (episode)

Rule 22: "Never ever bother Gibbs in interrogation." - revealed in Smoked (episode).

Rule 23: "Never mess with a Marine's coffee... if you want to live."- revealed during "Forced Entry."

Rule 24: "There are two ways to follow someone. First way, they never notice you. Second way, they only notice you." - Jack Knife (episode) and "Rule Fifty-One."

Rule 25: "When you need help, ask." - revealed during Blood Brothers (episode).

Rule 26: "Always watch the watchers." - revealed in "Baltimore."

Rule 27: "If you feel like you are being played, you probably are." - revealed in Nature of the Beast (episode).

Rule 28: "Your case, your lead." - revealed in Bounce (episode) placing Tony as temporarily in charge of the team, and also in Phoenix (episode) with Ducky as leader.

Rule 29: "There is no such thing as coincidence." - revealed in Obsession (episode) although DiNozzo states that Rule 39A is "There is no such thing as a small world" during Canary (episode).

Rule 30: "If it seems like someone is out to get you, they are." - revealed in Borderland (episode).

Rule 31: "Never accept an apology from someone who just sucker punched you." - revealed in Psych Out (episode).

Rule 32: "First things first, hide the women and children." - This rule number was mentioned in Patriot Down (episode) but was not stated until Rule Fifty-One (episode).

Rule 33: "Clean up the mess that you make." - revealed in "Rule Fifty-One" although it's also stated as "Never leave behind loose ends" in Hiatus Part 2 (episode).

Rule 34: "Sometimes you're wrong." - Created by Gibbs in Rule Fifty-One" by writing it on the back of the card containing Rule 13. It is unknown if his coworkers are aware of this rule.

Rule 35: "Always give people space when they get off an elevator." - revealed in Double Back (episode)

Rule 36: "Never trust a woman who doesn't trust her man." - revealed in Devil's Triangle (episode).



While some seem to deal with Gibbs only there are some very great life lessons present. If you haven's started watching "NCIS" I suggest you start soon, it is all on Netflix.

"A slap to the face is an insult - a slap to the back of the head is a wake-up call." Leroy Jethro Gibbs
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'Grey's Anatomy' Taught Me Just How Important Gay Rights Are

This episode opened my eyes and heart.

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Attending a Catholic high school made it very clear in my mind that LGBTQ individuals did not fit in with society. I watched as our principle refused to allow students to invite their same-sex partners to dances. I remember our administration fighting against letting a boy on our dance team because they thought it would ruin the reputation of being a Catholic school. The way they were treated in front of me every day became the way I thought the world should treat them too. But I couldn't have been more wrong.

In season seven, episode 12 of "Grey's Anatomy," Meredith Grey encounters a patient who was trampled by horses after his partner set up a carriage ride to take them to sign their domestic partnership papers. His partner explains to Meredith that he had just wanted the day to be special because straight people get to have the most special day of their lives on their wedding day. They get the flowers, the ceremony, the reception, the gifts. At this point in time, all members of the LGBTQ got was their signature on a piece of paper.

I remember something inside of me being moved at the thought of someone simply being in love and not being able to celebrate it because people thought it was "weird" or "unnatural." I put myself in the reverse situation and thought about how much it would break my heart if society did not accept the fact that I want to marry my wonderful boyfriend some day. I cried during the scene in the show because even though it was acting, I could see just how important these two people were to each other and all of the unnecessary barriers they had to cross just to prove that their love was the same as anyone else's.

Maybe this moment was extremely late in my life to have the realization of how hard it must be for LGBTQ people to find happiness in our society, but I am glad I had that realization at all.

Certain religions crucify the LGBTQ community, saying they will go to hell for sexuality because it is a sin. Personally, I have a hard time believing that God could condemn anyone for showing another human being unconditional love.

It scares me how poisonous our society can be at times. 10 years ago, if you asked me how I felt about people in the LGBTQ community, I would probably (wrongfully) say that they freaked me out. These days, while you won't necessarily see me at a Pride parade, you will see me hyping up and supporting my awesome gay best friend to go after his crush. You will see me taking girls hitting on me as a compliment rather than something weird. You will see me openly supporting gay rights because it is the right things to do, human to human.

The saying "love is love" is so simple, yet so incredibly true.

I can't help how much I love my boyfriend and I would never in a million years expect someone to tell me to stop. Who are we to tell members of the LGBTQ community to stay in some box society and religion have built? We aren't. Love is love and you can never and will never be able to put rules and restrictions on a feeling.

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