Michael slammed for ‘fake crying’ by Love Island fans after Joanna leaves – but he stays

LOVE Island's Michael Griffiths has been slammed for "fake crying" after partner Joanna Chimonides was dumped from the villa.

Fans have accused the 27-year-old firefighter of lying about his feelings, claiming that he'd have quit the villa if they were genuine.

A dramatic dumping saw the pair's fellow Islanders forced to tear them apart as they were told that only one could remain in the ITV2 dating show.

After the majority voted to save Michael, the hunk told host Caroline Flack that he'd "found everything he was looking for" in Joanna – leaving her, their fellow Islanders, and viewers at home baffled as to why he didn't then leave to be with her.

In fact, Joanna stunned fans when she grabbed Michael's face and branded him a "f***ing snake" moments before she made her exit, with Tommy Fury later admitting that he would definitely have quit if he'd been separated from girlfriend Molly-Mae Hague.

The next day, Michael was shown breaking down on the garden swing as Curtis Pritchard tried to comfort him.

The star covered his eyes with his arm as he bit his lip, later being filmed as he wept in the Beach Hut.

Between sobs, Michael explained: "When you get on with someone so well it feels like you've known them a lot longer then you actually have.

"Then to have it taken away from you is just tough."

Michael's eyes were clearly filling with tears as he stared up at the ceiling to try and hold back his emotion before putting his head in his hands.

But those watching weren't quite convinced by the display, flocking to social media to point out that if Michael was genuinely that upset then he'd have quit the show.

One cynic wrote: "I can’t believe Michael is crying but still hasn’t left the villa lmaooo what a fake man."

Another added: "I don’t understand why Michael is crying. Take those tears to the airport."

A third said: "Michael if you’re actually crying over Joanna, then leave…. or it’s crocodile tears."

Later in the episode, viewers called for Michael to be booted from the competition after he treated former flame Amber Gill "like a dog".

Fans were stunned when he aggressively told her to "sit down" before harshly enforcing the fact that he was no longer interested in her romantically.

Fellow Islander Maura Higgins also expressed her shock at his actions, asking: "Did she just let him talk to her like that?

"Sit down? That was really rude."

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