Love Island's Jonny Mitchell accused of 'sexist' and 'controlling' remarks

Love Island: Jonny

Love Island's Jonny Mitchell has been accused of making 'sexist' and 'controlling' remarks.

It follows his row with Theo Campbell over Tyla Carr after the new guy 'stole' Tyla from him in the recoupling.

Jonny wasn't best pleased and made his thoughts on the situation very clear.

But those thoughts haven't gone down well with a lot of people, including Polly Neate, Women’s Aid CEO.

"When Johnny said that new arrival Theo would have to prise Tyla ‘from my cold dead hands’ it was not romantic," she said this week. “It did not demonstrate just how much he liked her. It was possessive and controlling.

“What can be all too easily passed off as banter, actually carries the underlying sentiment that this man believes he owns this woman.”

Speaking to the Daily Mirror newspaper, the charity boss continued: “All of us have a duty to call out this sort of behaviour and challenge these sexist remarks when we hear them.

“The fact that Tyla says she was left wanting to run away from a controlling relationship in the past, shows just how easy this sort of behaviour, if unchecked, can slip into a controlling and abusive relationship.”

Last night's episode saw Jonny and Tyla call their relationship a day after she fell for Theo.

And it left Jonny wanting out of the villa, saying in the beach hut: "I don’t see the point. I’m not feeling being here. It’s all getting the better of me. I’m just a bit fed up.”

Love Island 2017 continues nightly on ITV2.

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