Rebecca re-coupled with Luke T even though she knew Siânesse – her dear friend of approximately 42minutes – liked him.
Something unspeakable happened on Love Island over the last few days. On the off chance you missed it; I hate to be the one to bring this to your attention; but GIRL CODE was broken.
I know. Call Beyonce, rally Gloria Steinem; the sisterhood is at stake.
Here’s what went down…
Truly shambolic behaviour. It’s almost as if she thinks the entire premise of this show is to couple up with someone she fancies…
Siânesse was so visibly incensed by this action, you would be forgiven for thinking someone had just pronounced her name wrong. So she pulled Rebecca for a telling off chat, during which the sacred words were uttered: “You’re just not a girl’s girl.”
I’m not sure if any of you were placing bets, but on the off chance you gambled on ‘girl code’ being invoked within the first two weeks, you’d be in the money.
Girl code – or its male equivalent – and the breaking thereof, is a brilliant weapon to have in your arsenal on Love Island. After all ‘you picked someone I like and I’m annoyed I have to share a bed with Nas’ doesn’t have the same accusatory sting to it, does it?
Let’s get this out of the way – Rebecca is not winning any popularity contests any time soon, and I’m certain the entire British public trusts her about as much as a bus promising extra money for the NHS after Brexit, but technically speaking Rebecca has done nothing wrong.
“There’s no loyalty there,” cried Siânesse. But is there ever any room for loyalty in the Love Island villa? Can you make friends and find love; or does the ruthlessness and fundamental bizarreness of the set-up on this show, make that impossible?
“I haven’t come in here to find a friendship,” was Rebecca’s defence- gaining brownie points for swotting up on the show’s concept; “I’ve come here to find love.”
And, as they say in Love Island parlance, you can’t find love without ‘stepping on a few toes.’
Yet I can’t help thinking that girl code, boy code – whatever you want to call it – is just a smokescreen for ‘step away from the person I’m interested in’ which is, of course, as self-motivated as the alternative.