The contestant's time on the show was marked by controversy, as viewers discovered within hours of his debut that he had used a racial slur on social media in 2019. ITV told him about the situation and gave him an opportunity to apologise, something former Islander Sherif Lanre called out as "double standards".
Now he is out of the villa, Danny has responded via an Instagram post that reads: "Whilst I was made aware of this and issued an apology whilst in the villa, the matter has always been on the front of my mind during the days in there and I would like to now add to what was said.
"After seeing all the comments and reaction to the post, I understand more that the use of the word, even in the way it was written and intended, is deeply offensive to people and I am truly sorry for using that word."
Adding that he intended the term to mean "friends/bro/brother" and that he was "unaware" that the way he had used it was a negative connotation, he said: "I now know the term is unacceptable in any context, and will NEVER use it again.
"Education is key to solving problems, and I have learned a very valuable lesson. I hope others will too. I wholeheartedly apologise to anyone who I have offended and ask your forgiveness."
The controversy highlights issues with ITV's casting and research process, as well as their decision to keep him in the villa without letting viewers know if the other contestants were briefed on his past.
Love Island airs on ITV2, and is available via catch up on ITV Hub, with episodes available the following morning for BritBox subscribers.
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