Love Island star Zach Noble has spoken out to deny allegations of homophobia made against him and fellow Islander Mitchell Taylor. The claims arose following an incident at Space NK's launch event in London. Noble took to Instagram to publicly refute the accusations, expressing his sadness that someone had been upset but asserting that he was not involved in the incident. Taylor also addressed the claims on TikTok, apologizing for any offense caused. However, recent reports suggest that Mitchell has been dropped by his management due to the controversy.
Zach Noble Breaks His Silence
Zach Noble, who rose to fame on Love Island, has responded to the accusations of homophobia leveled against him and Mitchell Taylor. In an Instagram post, Noble expressed his embarrassment at having to address the issue and insisted that he had nothing to be blamed for. He condemned the circulating narrative as "100% untrue" and emphasized that he has never been homophobic. Despite being saddened by the upset caused, he maintained that he was not present at the time of the incident and urged people to consider the impact of their words before passing judgment.
Mitchell Taylor Apologizes
Also implicated in the accusations of homophobia, Mitchell Taylor issued an apology on TikTok. He clarified that the allegations were solely about him and not Zach Noble, who was dragged into the situation. Taylor admitted to using poorly chosen words when speaking to an influencer at the event and acknowledged that it could be seen as homophobic. He attributed his nervousness and admiration for the person as factors in his misguided comment. Taylor expressed remorse for his mistake and the negative impact it may have had.
Following the homophobia claims, reports have emerged suggesting that Mitchell Taylor has been dropped by his management. According to a source, Taylor's management could not tolerate the controversy so soon after his departure from Love Island. The consequences of the allegations have already begun to affect his career in the entertainment industry.
Zach Noble and Mitchell Taylor formed a friendship during their time on the latest series of Love Island, but now find themselves at the center of a storm of accusations that they must individually address and navigate.