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.
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.
— issiekyriacou (@issiekyriacou) July 3, 2019
Amber stans were out here supporting their number one girl from the beginning:
If amber my queen says joanna is a dead ting, then Joanna is a dead ting. Period
— ovie’s princess (@SSheekal) July 3, 2019
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':
Joanna needs to chill out about the dead ting comment. You stole her fucking fella, you think she was gunna head straight over and plan a spa day or what? #loveisland
— PrincetonGirl818 (@stockers93) July 3, 2019
Audiences think Jourdan is shit-stirring behind the original girls' back, having noticed her smirk when Amy returned to Curtis clueless about his betrayal;
Wait didn’t Amber say Michael was a dead ting? And didn’t jourdan just go over and say she called Joanna a dead ting? Bit of shit stirring going on there, not getting good vibes from her at all #loveisland
— Lacey Fuller (@laceyfuller_) July 3, 2019
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.
Everyone is having a go because Amber called Joanna a dead ting when Joanna has called her childish, immature, a child and muggy before she even met her. Yeah but Amber is the immature one #loveisland pic.twitter.com/ZF87TiQ2dw
— Steph (@stephwithlove) July 3, 2019
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.
Joanna calling herself mature has pissed me off so much. This is the confidence that Michael has given her. Because who is SHE? Has she ever spoken to Amber? Dead ting for real. #LoveIsland
— Raifa Rafiq (@RaifaRafiq) July 3, 2019
People also pointed out that Amber was initially calling Michael a dead ting, which is totally fair;
Jourdan lies so much omg, amber said MICHAEL was a dead ting not JOANNA pic.twitter.com/rP84e5owjk
— JUSTICEFORSHUKRIABDI (@msftspr) July 3, 2019
Others thought the comment went too far, and Amber shouldn't have targeted Joanna in the situation;
You know what yesterday I kinda felt sorry for Amber but after that dead ting comment, that’s so poor from her.
— Yungen (@YungenPlayDirty) July 3, 2019
2017 contestant Tyne Lexy Clarson even had her say, calling Amber's attitude a 'dead ting':
FYI Joanna definitely isn’t a “dead ting” amber. Yojr attitude is a DEAD TING. #loveisland
— Tyne-lexy (@tynelexyclarson) July 3, 2019
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'.
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