It is that of the year… the sun is shining, it is still light at 9 pm, the talk about beach bodies has begun and… Love Island is back. Anytime I’ve written a Founder’s Letter about this reality dating show it is the very definition of newsletter marmite. Some people love that I’ve addressed the show that will reign supreme all summer and others, quite rightly so, have no interest in reading my words as they don’t watch a show that continues perpetuating the vicious lie that black women are the least desirable creatures that walk the Earth.
I have watched the show for the few years, but what really makes Love Island worth watching is when you watch live alongside Black Twitter. Our collective commentary is really what makes the show bang for want of a better word.