Top – Love Island: Why so many Ofcom complaints?


Maura and Tommy

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Maura had set her sights on pairing up with Tommy

Ofcom has obtained 794 complaints about Love Island since Friday, largely primarily based on two points.

Maura Higgins’ advances in the direction of Tommy Fury throughout Friday night time’s episode have obtained 486 complaints.

Higgins tried to kiss the boxer a number of occasions regardless of Tommy transferring his face away from her as he lay on the couch.

There have been additionally 302 complaints in regards to the therapy of Lucie Donlan, by a few of her fellow contestants together with accomplice Joe Garratt.

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Joe and Lucie’s relationship has hit a rocky patch

Some viewers on social media accused Joe of being controlling, after he requested her to spend extra time being pleasant with the feminine contestants.

Lucie has been seen crying at varied factors in the course of the collection up to now, after struggling over her friendships with a few of the feminine islanders following a few spats with Amy Hart.

A number of contestants have commented on how Lucie had been spending extra time socially with the male contestants than the females.

Social media customers had been additionally fast to level out Maura’s obvious predatory behaviour, together with former X Issue stars Jake Quickenden and Matt Terry.

An Ofcom spokeswoman mentioned: “We’ll assess these complaints in opposition to our broadcasting guidelines, however are but to determine whether or not or to not examine.”

Final yr there have been greater than 2,600 complaints in regards to the therapy of Love Island contestant Dani Dyer.

The complaints associated to a scene the place Dyer was proven a deceptive video of her fellow contestant after which boyfriend Jack Fincham, after his ex-girlfriend was introduced into the present.

An Ofcom spokesperson mentioned they “understood” Dyer’s misery was upsetting for viewers.

However it thought of “viewers are prone to anticipate emotionally charged scenes”.

The earlier yr, the present was criticised in some quarters for that includes a few of the contestants smoking.

Final yr, the principles had been modified in order that islanders had been nonetheless permitted to smoke, however not contained in the villa or within the backyard.

As an alternative, a chosen smoking space was created close by.

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