‘Dead ting’: The reaction to Amber’s bizarre insult has been WILD

Anyone who tuned in to Love Island last night may have been left Googling a few things, mainly the insult Amber directed at Michael Griffiths and Joanna Chimonides, his new couple partner.

Standing around the fire-pit after the savage decision to dump her by Michael, Amber told the girls: "I’ll be fine. She’s a dead ting so what am I supposed be like, upset?"

Her fans were losing it over the brutal put-down, but most of us hadn't a clue what she was talking about and brushed it off as Geordie slang.

The 21-year-old was called 'childish' multiple times by Michael in an episode that left viewers wanting to throw something at the firefighter, who had bitched about Amber the entire time she was gone.

Image: Urban Dictionary

We resorted to our trusty Urban Dictionary for a defintion of a 'dead ting', and discovered it has two meanings, one being much more polite than the other.

The top meaning is basically a person who bores you to tears; "A boring c*nt and extremely dull". Ouch, but the other one is basically insulting a person's looks. Which is arguably far worse.

Either way, the reaction to her comment was a mixture of rage and humour, and pretty soon the phrase was even trending on Twitter.

Amber stans were out here supporting their number one girl from the beginning: 

Many fans pointed out that Joanna has just essentially taken Amber's former partner, even though Michael is most definitely the bad guy in the situation. The Amber Hive was buzzin':

Audiences think Jourdan is shit-stirring behind the original girls' back, having noticed her smirk when Amy returned to Curtis clueless about his betrayal;

Amber must have been understandably fuming at the 28-year-old firefighter, who had never said anything negative to her until she was gone to Casa Amor.

Amber is repeatedly called 'immature' and 'childish' by Michael and when she asked him for examples of when he was "biting his tongue" he couldn't cough up ANY.

People also pointed out that Amber was initially calling Michael a dead ting, which is totally fair;

Others thought the comment went too far, and Amber shouldn't have targeted Joanna in the situation;

2017 contestant Tyne Lexy Clarson even had her say, calling Amber's attitude a 'dead ting':

We're overwhelmed by all of this riff-raff. People are 100 percent overreacting, as if Amber was going to be braiding Joanna's hair and having a tea party with her? Let her be mad, people.

Don't invalidate the anger of women who have just experienced gaslighting at it's finest and stabbed in the Love Island back, jus' sayin'.

Feature image: ITV2/Instagram

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