Is Shannon 'racist'? 'Love Island' star slammed for 'hands up don't shoot' jibe at Isaiah
'Something about a white girl telling a black man to put his hands up and don’t shoot just don’t sit right with me,' said a fan
'Love Island' star Shannon St Clair has managed to rub off several 'Love Island' fans with her poor joke on police brutality against Black people.
While most 'Love Island' fans were totally focused on the love triangle between Cashay Proudfoot, Melvin 'Cinco' Holland Jr and Trina Njoroge, a few hawk-eyed fans noticed the inappropriate comment made by Shannon towards her fellow islander Isaiah Harmison. The islanders were having a fun time together when Shannon out of blue made the snide comment 'hands up don't shoot' towards Isaiah when one of the girls approached to kiss him.
Isaiah, who is a new addition to the 'Love Island' villa, caught everybody's attention with his good looks and great body. Shannon and Aimee Flores caught his eyes, although he seems to be attracted more to Shannon. So when fans heard Shannon make such a distasteful joke at him, they were obviously far from pleased and "canceled" her.
A fan tweeted, "Something about a white girl telling a black man to put his hands up and don’t shoot just don’t sit right with me…." Another fan wrote, "Y’all need to pause on the love triangle and and talk about what shannon said cause tbh she shouldn’t even be allowed on the show after saying that." "In case yall didn’t catch Shannon’s police brutality joke . 'Hands up don’t shoot'," echoed another fan.
Fans are also planning on getting Shannon eliminated from the show due to her police brutality joke. A fan expressed, "Ya no Shannon cancelled after that hands up don’t shoot comment." "When can I vote Shannon OFF the Island? That hands up don't shoot deserves an eviction," seconded a fan. Another fan shared, "Really Shannon?? “Hands up don’t shoot” making a joke off black peoples pain and brutality. That sh*t is not funny! She look racist so I shoulda known."
Ya no Shannon cancelled after that hands up don’t shoot comment #LoveIslandusa— pauline (@paulinememo) July 15, 2021
When can I vote Shannon OFF the Island? That hands up don't shoot deserves an eviction. #LoveIslandUSA— Proud BLACK Woman✊🏾👸🏾✌🏾💓|Realtimezkb😝 (@KMarieTimez) July 15, 2021
Really Shannon?? “Hands up don’t shoot” making a joke off black peoples pain and brutality. That sh*t is not funny! She look racist so I shoulda known. #LoveIslandUSA #LoveIslandUK https://t.co/BnR1wGApB0— Darri H (@dh6097) July 14, 2021
'Love Island' Season 3 airs from Tuesday through Friday at 9 pm ET/PT on CBS. In addition, Love Island will air on Sunday nights from 9-11 PM ET/PT for the remainder of the season.