Love Island contestant axed after previous work with gay porn studio alleged

A contestant on the US version of Love Island has been axed from the TV show. Fans are speculating it’s because he has allegedly, previously featured in gay porn.

CBS produces the US version of the hit, British reality show, in which a group of model-like men and women and whisked off to a sun-kissed island. Pretty quickly, romance, jealously and fall-outs ensue.

The latest season began on September 17. One of the contestants was Noah Purvis, 24, originally from St Louis. His bio on the show’s website said he was a home healthcare provider whose hobbies included bodybuilding and making YouTube videos.

Contestant erased from show and associated website

Fans immediately noticed on Sunday’s episode that Purvis had mysteriously disappeared from the show with no explanation. His bio had also been removed from the CBS website.

Some were quick to point out that the contestant bore a remarkable resemblance to an adult entertainment performer known as ‘Ethan’. Could this be the reason he was yanked from the show?

Purvis’ former acting roles were all but confirmed when well-known porn studio Corbin Fisher claimed him as one of their own. It posted an image of Noah/Ethan to its Instagram on the weekend. It trumpeted the participation of one of its performers on the TV show.

‘Our baby’s all grown up – and appearing on CBS’ Love Island now 👀 I think we could make that island even lovelier if they let us bring a buncha guys over to join Ethan and show em how it’s done.’

Broadcaster stands by its decision

Fans have been left unimpressed. Some pointed out the British version of the show has had strippers among its female contestants. They claim that axing Noah is a case of double standards, while others blasted it as bi-erasure.

Yesterday, CBS and ITV America finally acknowledged its decision. They issued a joint statement, saying: ‘It has been brought to our attention that cast member Noah Purvis provided false information on his application to Love Island, which violates his contestant agreement. He has been removed from the show.’

Corbin Fisher responds and says sex work ‘entirely legit!’

Corbin Fisher was quick to condemn the decision, with a spokesperson again taking to Instagram.

‘CBS kicking Noah off #LoveIslandUSA #LoveIsland is their loss, and I hope a show premised on fabricating/sabotaging/manipulating/sensationalizing relationships isn’t pretending they have some moral or ethical justification. Sex work – and all-male sex work! – is entirely legit.’

The one person yet to speak out on the situation is Noah Purvis himself. GSN has reached out to him for comment.


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