10 Most Cringe-Worthy Parties, According to Reddit
the island of love has provided audiences with many awkward moments between contestants over the past seven years. From relationship-shattering challenges to islanders caught in their own web of lies, the drama never ends. Fortunately, the island of love fans live for the drama.
As loyal as the show’s audience may be, viewers are always quick to point out the gritty elements of a hot topic of discussion. Here are 10 cringe-worthy parts of Season 8 that gave some Redditors what islanders would call “the ick.”
Charlie’s Heart Rate Challenge
There’s trouble, and then there’s Charlie’s infamous striptease attempt during the infamous heartbeat challenge. Charlie made history with the worst dance in the villa and Reddit contributor FoxyLeopatra agreed, saying, “The secondary embarrassment I had was unbearable.”
But maybe it wasn’t all his fault, his pants not ripping as expected and the fact that he’s definitely not a dancer being factors. The Redditor added “I’d probably be just as awkward if I had to give lap dances to a bunch of people I just met on national TV.”
Jay flirts with Paige in front of Jacques
Once upon a time, Paige and Jacques seemed like they could go all the way. Before all the drama Casa Amor, Paige and Jacques were considered one of the strongest couples of the island of love until Jay decided he wanted to explore his options with Paige. Although they are both already in a relationship, Jay continued to flirt with Paige right in front of Jacques and Ekin-Su, with whom he had kissed on the terrace a few days earlier.
Reddit found this a bit cringe, especially the user alicekate14commenting “I just found it hilarious when Jay is standing in the bedroom and Paige and Jacques are making out on the couch. Like my brother, take the hint […] she doesn’t love you, she pleases you.” Another commenter, i’m scared1991, disagreed saying that “If Paige has any shred of self-respect, she should move on to Jay. Jacques is a disgrace.” To each his own.
Tasha is considered a dancer first and foremost, so when she took the stage at the Talent Show and performed the song “Cups” by Perfect, Reddit had some thoughts. Spoiler: They weren’t positive. Swiftofeye asked, “Why do we think Tasha did a memorable ‘talent’, instead of her real dance talent?”
It was followed by “This seems to me to be one of the most obvious and manipulative attempts at further ‘lovely’ votes, sympathy and cringe […]Others seem to think it was a choice made by the producers since Danica is also a dancer. Cringe or not, at least it gave the islanders a good laugh.
“May the best heartbreaker win”
“Damiyah” (Dami and Indiyah) started well, then Casa Amor hit. While Indiyah was away getting to know the bombshell Deji, Dami kept his options open in the villa. Indiyah ended up getting back together with Deji while Dami chose Summer to partner up instead. The two seemed so confused by the move that they called themselves heartbreakers, making it one of the most shocking Casa Amor stick-or-twist results to occur on the show.
DamianLillard0 made a good point, commenting “Can we all agree that this moment was retrospective considering what we saw play out?” The fact that this actually happened when they made it to the final is mind-blowing.
Nathalia’s terrace joke
Nathalia didn’t stay long in the villa but made an effort to get to know everyone, including Davide who was already in a relationship with Ekin-Su. When Davide showed her and another new girl, Lacey, Nathalia made a super squeaky joke about whether she should crawl on the patio like Ekin-Su did with Jay. She tried to laugh it off, but Davide was completely silent.
Reddit User, Hna7 simply said “I had second-hand embarrassment.” Another Redditor, Careful-Brush4454 said that “If she plays with Davide and Ekin, she’s about to leave soon.” Just like that, she was. Don’t mess with “Ekinde”.
Gemma’s thoughts on Davide and Ekin-Su working together
Gemma shared her thoughts on Davide and Ekin-Su working together, but she couldn’t look away. Sure, couples who work out together can be a little cringe-worthy, but you could say those who have strong opinions about each other’s gym routines are even more so.
Editor, teamolatunji posted, along with a hilarious meme, “Can’t help but notice she’s still staring at them. …She’s not wrong though, they were on another level of cringe.” Maybe Gemma is jealous that Davide found another gym rat to go with him, instead of the alternative: watching from afar while eating a mango.
Ekin-Su vs. Natalia
It all started when Nathalia said she could make better pancakes for Davide than Ekin-Su. The cooking of the pancakes was intense but not as intense as the intro leading up to the event. The islanders treated it like the start of a boxing match with Ekin’s friends as paparazzi and bodyguards. All that to make a statement: you don’t mess with your man and your pancakes.
It looked like the two were in a real feud, which made it somewhat difficult to watch. Many Reddit contributors agreed that it felt like a skit or parody and that maybe the producers just didn’t have much to work with on this episode. User, yo-snickerdoodle commented “Nathalie’s face when she says ‘Ekin-who’, she overdoes it.” Yeah.
Paige and Gemma Rap
White women’s rap: a joke as old as the world. Paige and Gemma have decided to join forces for this season’s Talent Show and give people what they want or at least what they think they want. They did their best version of The Black Eyed Peas’ “My Humps” which drove the crowd crazy.
Although it was a bit of a hit, it seemed like there were plenty of squeaky talent shows. Reddit User, ClintonMuse felt it was “odd that Gemma was judging other performances while hers was cringing”. In their defense, it was probably the funniest “talent” of them all.
Ever since Jacques left the villa earlier in the season, people have been very critical of the mating between Paige and Adam. Jacques’ exit was so unexpected that she is now considered one of the the island of lovemost shocking walkouts. Osman2793 stated that “Adam and Paige are so forced” and “it’s painful and boring to watch”.
You could say Adam is trying to make up for lost time and find a real connection as fast as possible, but making plans for the future just after a week might be a bit too much. chweety-x commented, “Paige’s giggling response sometimes makes me cringe because it’s obvious she doesn’t mean something she doesn’t mean.” Time will tell if these two are late game or if Jacques will be waiting for Paige at the airport.
Going all the way back to the start of the season when audiences were still asking “Ekin-who?” Andrew and Ekin-Su were getting to know each other as potential partners. Andrew tells Ekin about himself and where he went to school. She kind of twists the conversation into a Sponge Bob SquarePants reference when she tries to repeat what he said.
This immediately gave some fans “the shit”, but she quickly established herself as one of the most popular contestants to ever appear on the show. chief editor, pancake991 said: “I got goosebumps when I first saw this – one of the highlights of the season for me, no doubt.” Audiences would have never guessed that the same girl who went all out for a SpongeBob impression would also end up being one of the sexiest the island of love heart rate challenge performance on Love Island UK.
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