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Domestic abuse charity release a statement following Adam's reaction to Rosie's upset on Love Island

‘There are clear warning signs.’

TUESDAY NIGHT’S EPISODE of Love Island made for difficult viewing as people at home watched Rosie open up to Adam, who provided about as much emotional support and empathy as a turnip.

Source: Love Island/YouTube

Visibly upset by Adam’s decision to turn his attention to Zara, Rosie admitted that his behaviour had left her questioning his compassion.

Desperately trying to communicate her feelings on the matter, Rosie said:

I don’t think you have any idea how much you’ve hurt me and how much you’ve really upset me. The worst thing is, I don’t think you actually care. You’re like stone. You made me believe we really had something.

And in return for showing vulnerability and communicating her perspective, Rosie earned little more than a smirk.

adam itv2 Source: YouTube/LoveIsland

Adam’s apparent disregard for Rosie’s feelings has compelled domestic abuse charity Women’s Aid to issue a statement on warning signs within relationships.

Katie Ghose of the charity highlighted signs of manipulation and control evident within the exchange between the two Love Island contestants earlier this week.

On the latest series of Love Island, there are clear warning signs in Adam’s behaviour. In a relationship, a partner questioning your memory of events, trivialising your thoughts or feelings, and turning things around to blame you can be part of pattern of gaslighting and emotional abuse.

rosie love island Source: YouTube/LoveIsland

While Twitter showed Rosie considerable support in the hours that following the conversation’s broadcast, Women’s Aid have asked viewers to apply their empathy to everyday situations.

Last night, Rosie called out Adam’s unacceptable behaviour on the show. We ask viewers to join her in recognising unhealthy behaviour in relationships and speaking out against all forms of domestic abuse – emotional as well as physical.

The statement which can be found on the Women’s Aid home page ended with a nod to the future:

It is only when we make a stand together against abuse in relationships that we will see attitudes change and an end to domestic abuse.

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