Laura And Paul Came Second On 'Love Island' And The Internet Is DIVIDED
31 July 2018, 11:11
Should they have made it so far?
After close to two months of sun, sex and suspicious pairings, Love Island drew to a close last night. In a result that shocked no one, favourites to win Dani and Jack took home the coveted crown. The couple stole the nation's hearts in the first few days of the reality TV show and have been loved up ever since. Fans across the UK celebrated. However, the other results have caused a fair bit of controversy.
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Megan and Wes came in fourth place, Josh and Kaz were third and Laura and Paul were runners-up. Many were thrilled with the result but a lot of viewers were perplexed as to how Laura and Paul managed to beat out Josh and Kaz and Megan and Wes when they were only together for two weeks. In comparison Josh and Kaz and Megan and Wes were together for over half of the show.
There's no doubt that people adore Laura. After struggling to find love in the early weeks of the competition and two pairings that didn't work out (Wes, Jack), it was a joy to see her finally find a genuine partner with Paul. Did the two of them deserve to come second though?
Unsurprisingly, the internet has thoughts. Here a just a few of the reactions to the result.
Some can't get over that time frame.
Loooooooooooool nnaa how can Laura and Paul come 2nd looooooooool they literally met the other day im dead #loveisland— T (@Latentes) July 30, 2018
It is short.
And they're not even in a relationship yet.
Laura & Paul are actually top two when they’ve known each other for about a week and they ain’t even in a relationship lol ok 😂 #loveisland— M. (@Micksss_) July 30, 2018
To be fair to them they haven't had the same time as the other couples to become boyfriend and girlfriend.
Others think that Kaz and Josh deserved that place.
LOOOOOOOOOOOOOL HANG ON LAURA AND PAUL GOT 2ND AHEAD OF KAZ AND JOSH?— VALAR MORGHULIS (@MidKnightGaz) July 30, 2018
IM DIALLING OFCOM NOWWWWWW#LoveIsland
We stan Kaz and Josh with all of our hearts.
One or two viewers pointed out that Paul coming second is an example 'white male privilege' in action.
white male privilege is turning up at the end of a two month process and winding up in the final two despite none of us really having the faintest scooby doo about who you really are and if we can trust you with laura #loveisland— DanielléDASH GIFLord (@DanielleDASH) July 30, 2018
Tea has been served.
A couple of people blamed Fiat 500 Twitter for the result.
Fiat 500 twitter need to be banned from voting because who else is voting for Laura and Paul!?!! #loveisland— Nathan (@Nath_S__) July 30, 2018
Maybe it has something to do with Brexit.
People that voted for Paul/Laura definitely voted Brexit. #LoveIsland— Curzorla (@Curt_FCB) July 30, 2018
Nevertheless, Laura fans are keen to point out that she deserves it after what she's been through.
#LoveIsland Laura was getting shit off twitter for her age before she'd even spoken a word on tv, then she had to go through what she did, she still looked out for all the girls, she is kind hearted & genuine and I'm so happy for her #LoveIsland2018— gabriella (@gabriellaslay) July 30, 2018
She was dumped twice and held no grudges. A forgiving queen.
Then there are those who are doing a lot.
Kaz and Megan both shat on other women to get what they wanted, laughed at other girls being upset. Laura has been dumped twice, forgave everyone concerned, wiped tears from new Laura’s face even though she had tried to humiliate her. Laura deserves to come second. #loveisland— Mary (@maryspursuit) July 30, 2018
Josh and Kaz were more compatible than Josh and Georgia and Wes and Megan were more compatible than Wes and Laura. It's not that deep.
And those who don't understand the backlash.
Why are people so shocked at Laura being top 2? She:— Naomi Hadley (@hadders95x) July 30, 2018
-Got her heart broke twice
-Forgave Megan and sat there doing her hair for her date with her EX
-Wiped new Laura’s tears over Jack
-Is there for everyone even when they fuck her over
-Is a babe
SHE DESERVES IT ❤️ #LoveIsland
This is true.
Ultimately Laura is a winner regardless of positions.
Laura has been the Camilla of the series. Had a rough journey but ended up with the best looking guy. Even if she doesn't win, she's won coz Paul is gorgeous #LoveIsland— Laura McNulty (@Laura__McNulty) July 30, 2018
Result controversy aside, it's so great to see Laura thrive in a healthy relationship.
We wish her and Paul and all of the other finalists the best in their new romances.