Love Island Season 11 star slammed as involvement in physical fight video resurfaces 

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Harriett from Love Island

Harriett Blackmore hasn’t even entered the Season 11 villa yet and there’s already mixed feeling about her on-camera behavior.

After each lineup for Love Island season is released, there’s always that lull of waiting for the other shoe to drop.

Meaning, there’s a good chance that at least one islander is going to be flagged for a scandal. Season 10 was full of stars hit with controversial allegations before they even entered the villa, like when George Fensom’s controversial tweets resurfaced and when Kodie Murphy’s ex-girlfriend accused him of cheating

Season 11 is not any different, as one star’s name has been brought to the limelight for a negative reason. On May 27, a video involving new islander Harriett Blackmore and her brother was a topic for discussion on Reddit for an argument caught on camera.

While she’s not being accused of engaging in the physical fight, the woman filming the video accuses her brother of hitting one of her friends and shows a glimpse of her friend’s arm that’s bright red.

Harriet goes on to defend her brother in the video by repeatedly saying “He’s a premiere league footballer”. The clip ends with the islander attempting to snatch the phone out of the recorder’s hand. 

The woman behind the video initially posted it to her Twitter account (@ruubyy28), but her account has since been deleted.

Most viewers were annoyed that she brought up his football career in a conversation revolving around his alleged assault, while others say that the video only made them more excited for the season.

One fan wrote, “He is a premier league footballer“ why is this relevant in this situation??”

Another fan chimed in and wrote, “This one is going to be delusional and unhinged!”

“This suggests to me that she can provide drama. I don’t look up to islanders or want to be their friends, I just want to be entertained,” a third Redditor countered.

On May 29, Harriet spoke with Radio Times and responded to the viral video. For starters, she said that the boy she was defending in the clip was not her brother, but just a close friend of hers. The new reality TV star also stood by what she said in the video.

“If you guys have seen it you can obviously see all I’m trying to do is diffuse the situation. There is nothing really to say about that. I was just trying to mediate the situation [and] get them away from him,” she told the outlet.

As of now, the Twitter account of the person who initially shared the clip is still deactivated and no one else involved with the video has publicly addressed it.

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