Show hit with 3,000 Ofcom complaints

In Love Island news, it was revealed that the show had been rocked by more than 3,000 Ofcom in just over a week.

The complaints come after viewers accused the boys of displaying ‘misogynistic’ behaviour.

There have also been a number of complaints about alleged “bullying” in the villa towards Tasha.

Luca was criticized by viewers (Credit: ITV)

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The drama and controversy surrounding Love Island never seems to end!

It has now emerged that the hit ITV2 show received more than 3,000 Ofcom complaints in the space of just one week.

On Sunday evening, islanders sat down to “enjoy” movie night. They had the chance to see what their other half had done at Casa Amor.

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Things took a turn for the worse, however, when Luca Bish accused Gemma Owen of “flirting” with Billy.

Davide called Ekin-Su a “liar” for flirting with George, despite the fact that he kissed two girls at Casa Amor.

Dami also tried Indiyah and called Summer a fake, despite having a threesome at Casa Amor.

Davide on Love Island 2022
Davide has been at the center of a line of sexism on Love Island (Credit: ITV)

Ofcom Complaints

After Mad Movie Night, Ofcom reported receiving 2,481 complaints about “alleged misogynistic behaviour” from some of the male contestants.

It’s not just Love Island itself that has prompted Ofcom’s complaints.

The show’s spin-off, Aftersun, hosted by Laura Whitmore, was also criticized.

The show saw Laura and guest panelists speculate on what really happened between Ekin-Su and George in the bedroom.

He also saw Jacques appear on the program after his emotional exit.

Ofcom reportedly received 427 complaints about the show.

The night after Movie Night, a further 427 complaints were lodged with Ofcom. Again, the reason for these complaints was “misogynistic and bullying behavior” during a challenge game.

ED! has contacted Love Island and Ofcom for comment.

Laura Whitmore on Love Island
Laura’s show Aftersun was also criticized in the latest Love Island news (Credit: ITV)

Statement from ITV and Ofcom

ITV told ED!: “We cannot stress enough the seriousness with which we treat the emotional well-being of all our islanders.

“Well-being is always our utmost concern, and we have dedicated well-being producers and psychological support on hand at all times, who regularly monitor and speak to all islanders privately and off-camera.”

They went on to say, “At the same time, we also have a duty of care to the islanders, none of whom have a way to defend themselves against these very damaging labels, as well as a duty of care to their loved ones, and we are naturally concerned that this will provoke a negative response on social networks.

Speaking of Aftersun, they said: “Laura is the presenter of the show, and part of that role is asking the panel questions and discussing events at Villa.

“We do not condone trolling against our host or our islanders and any further elevation of these comments.”

They then said Jacques was briefed on what would be discussed before the show and was chaperoned by a feel-good producer and family member while he was in the studio.

Meanwhile, Ofcom told ED! “We are evaluating complaints against our broadcast rules, but have not yet decided whether or not to investigate.”

Dami on Love Island
Dami also has issues with Love Island viewers (Credit: ITV)

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Ofcom’s complaints come just a day after it emerged that two women’s charities are in contact with ITV.

After viewers expressed concern for the girls at the villa, Women’s Aid released a statement.

“We at Women’s Aid are tagged in a stream of Twitter posts, with Love Island viewers pointing out the misogyny and controlling behavior displayed onscreen,” they said.

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“We are talking to ITV. They have shared information with us about their inclusion training,” they said. However, they claim that information about abusive relationships and understanding controlling behavior is “missing.”

Refuge also said things were “extremely concerning” about certain behaviors at the villa.

Love Island continues tonight (Wednesday July 20) at 9 p.m. on ITV2 and ITV Hub.

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