Yesterday, Saturday 15th February, saw the death of Caroline flack, a former presenter on the popular TV show “Love Island”. Flack had been arrested on the 13th December 2019 after brutally attacking her partner with a lamp. She was suspended from her job, charged with actual bodily harm and took her own life upon discovering she was to face trial for her domestic violence. The story of her domestic violence and abuse featured regularly in the media in the weeks after her arrest as more details of the case emerged.
At HEqual we avoid watching Love Island, but by most accounts it’s a very trashy, exploitative and toxic television programme, and its audience is overwhelmingly female. In July 2018, three Members of Parliament outed themselves as superfans of the show, appearing on the ITV programme “This Morning” to discuss their love of the utterly awful programme.
The three MPs in…
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