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Love Island’s Indiyah shares concerns about being branded ‘angry black girl’

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Love Island finalist Indiyah Polack has revealed that she was worried about being labeled an “angry black girl” during her time on the hit dating show ITV2.

olack placed third in the eighth series of Love Island with partner Dami Hope, after the pair won 11.8% of the public vote.

Speaking on BBC 1Xtra Breakfast with Nadia Jae, the 23-year-old was asked by Jae if she felt pressured not to “overreact” in certain situations of the show for fear of being labeled a “girl”. angry blacks” or not.

Polack replied: “Yes, I think for sure.

“Especially at Casa Amor, I was definitely put in a position where I could easily appear.

“It’s a nasty thing and I definitely have to think before I say certain things because I know if I react in a certain way… angry black girl, aggressor, bully, this one, that one.

“But I’m generally, I’m not an angry girl.”

She also discussed her expectations of representing “black love” on the show, telling Jae, “I love my black men.

“But respectfully, if black love doesn’t happen, what should I do?

“So I don’t feel the pressure of ‘I need to be with a black guy, I need to do this black man’s love’.

“I’m in there for me, if I find someone, I find love – it’s nobody else’s business, you can’t pressure me to look for love.”

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Hope, 26, concurs with her, saying: “When I worked with Indiyah, I knew people would tweet ‘black love, black love’.

“And when Casa Amor happened, I knew that if I did what I needed to do for myself, people would cry and complain.

“Because I was on Twitter and I got it.

“You know, I’ve sent some people back into hiding since I got out. Everyone came for me while I was there! No… I’m just playing. “

During the show’s eight-week run, Polack and Hope experienced a moment in their relationship when the two reunited with the blockbuster contestants in the series’ Casa Amor segment.

Hope chooses to date Summer Botwe, while Polack returns to the mansion holding hands with Deji Adeniyi, leading to a cold exchange between the pair.

“Everything happens for a reason. That’s what it is,” Polack said, with Dami retorting: “Until it isn’t. Happy for you, happy for myself. All we’re all sufferers, so here we are.”

Indiyah added: “It seems so. Ready for something unexpected. May the most heartbroken person win.”

However, the pair, who became known as Damiyah, soon reunited and reached the final, ultimately losing the £50,000 prize pool to Ekin-Su Culculoglu and her boyfriend Davide Sanclimenti, who won the reality dating show on August 1 with 63.7% of the public voting.

Full interview with Indiyah Polack and Dami Hope on BBC Radio 1Xtra Breakfast with Nadia Jae is available on BBC Sounds.

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