Love Islands Danny Bibby from Wigan issues statement over n-word message – Manchester Evening News

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Love Island contestant Danny Bibby has apologised after he used a racial slur on social media.

The 25-year-old plumber and clothing brand owner, from Wigan, reportedly used the n-word in an Instagram post in 2019, commenting: “my n****”, after @ handling another user.

The post has since been deleted.

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His statement came after his father Richard defended him on Friday, saying there were “no racist intentions to this post” and that it had been a “mistake” on his son’s part.

Fans of the ITV show had called for Danny to be axed from the island after a handful of viewers trawled through his social media and discovered the comment.

A statement from Danny, issued via ITV late on Friday, said: “I’d like to take the time to apologise to anyone that may have taken offence to my inappropriate remark.

“I never meant anything malicious by this comment at all. I am not a racist person and it’s unacceptable language and ignorant.

“I meant no offence and feel like I have really learnt from my mistakes and will never use that word again.

“I am a kind loving person and hopefully you get to see that in the show.”

The Instagram post has since been deleted after an Instagram user warned Danny Bibby

Thursday’s episode of the ITV2 dating show saw Danny take Kaz Kamwi on a date.

In an interview before entering the villa, he described the other male contestants as “like little sheep” and himself as an “alpha male”.

He said: “The guys need an alpha male and I feel like that’s me.

“The girls have Faye who says it how it is but the lads are all like little sheep.

“There is no way I would have sat back and let Hugo cry.”

Ahead of the return of the series, ITV published duty of care protocols for contestants, who will be offered a minimum of eight therapy sessions on their return home and will receive training on the impact of social media and “how to handle potential negativity”, as well as training on financial management.

Among the processes detailed for all contributors on Love Island are “comprehensive psychological support”, “detailed conversations on the impact of participation on the show” and a “proactive aftercare package”, ITV said.

 

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