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Love Island illuminates the disturbing reality of gaslighting

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Love Island viewers are taking a stand against emotional abuse. About time, too.

Last Sunday’s episode of the ITV2 Majorca-based reality show prompted 650 complaints to Ofcom after Dani Dyer was shown in distress, caused by a video that producers had sent to a camp mobile phone, capturing her boyfriend Jack reacting amazedly to the arrival in a rival villa of his ex-girlfriend.

The video was selective and deceptive, ignoring Jack’s consistent loyalty to Dani. It was clearly designed to upset her, and viewers were quick to accuse the producers of playing on her insecurities by “gaslighting”, a Love Island buzzword, thanks to the behaviour of........

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