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Love Island's Anton Danyluk Sparks Racism Row As Photo Of Him In Blackface Surfaces Online

Published Tue Jun 04 2019 By Kensinpark
Love Island's Anton Danyluk Sparks Racism Row As Photo Of Him In Blackface Surfaces Online

Anton Danyluk dressed up as Mr. T in blackface is receiving major criticism just before the new episode of the Love Island.

Anton Danyluk on the upcoming series of Love Island is accused of racism after a photo of the contestant in blackface resurfaced.

Fans of the show are demanding to cancel Danyluk from the show after the 24-year-old Scotsman's photo recently surfaced dressing up as Mr. T for a friend's Halloween party back in 2014.

Anton Danyluk pictured 'blacked up' as Mr. T.
Source: Daily Star

In the photo, the contestant is seen wearing blue dungarees and a hefty gold chain with a face covered in dark makeup.

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Not only fans of the show, but former Love Island contestant Marcel Somerville also expressed his outrage at the image.

Blackface was a form of entertainment back in the days. It was not acceptable for decades, it's not funny and simply not acceptable anymore.

It's ridiculous if someone thinks it's okay to make fun of people's color, even if the picture was taken 5 years ago.

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Since the picture surfaced recently, people are labeling it as an act of racism and don't want the contestant to stay on the show. 

Love Island contestant at the heart of blackface controversy.
Source: JOE
 
Just last week, another contestant, Amber Gill, was canceled over racist claims. Amber claimed she doesn't like black guys on her Instagram story.

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People want Anton to be kicked out of the show just like they did with Amber. Fans think it was not a mistake or matter of laugh, if someone doesn't see the problem here, they are just as racist as the contestant is.