While the ITV2 reality show has only been back on our screens for just a few short days, Love Island has reportedly already received over 200 complaints to TV watchdog, Ofcom.
The complaints come following a petition to get contestant Ollie Williams removed from the villa after pictures emerged revealing him to be a Trophy Hunter – which is someone who kills animals for sport and takes pictures of it.
According to Sky News, A listing with Companies House shows that the Ollie is the sole director of Cornish Sporting Agency in Cornwall, which gives its nature of the business as “hunting” and “trapping”.
A petition asking ITV to drop him from the show called “Remove Ollie Williams From Winter Love Island For Trophy Hunting!” has already amassed more than 30,000 signatures online, and has led to the watchdog receiving multiple complaints about him online.
Viewers also reached out to the broadcasting regulator about a comment that was made during the show’s first episode on Sunday evening that some people found ‘racist’.
Contestant Siannise Fudge came under fire from viewers after she told fellow Islander Nas Majeed that he reminded her of Disney character, Aladdin.
LOOOOOOL did she just compare Nas to Aladdin? Surely ITV has HR 😭 #LoveIsland— Caesar (@Cxesar_) January 12, 2020
“We’ve had 272 complaints about last night’s Love Island. 36 of these are about Nas being referred to as Aladdin,” a spokesperson for OfCom told The Sun Online.
Aladdin? It’s time to contact OFCOM #loveisland— Lateef (@LateefSaka) January 12, 2020
“231 are about the inclusion of Ollie as a contestant.”
They added: “We are assessing the complaints against our broadcasting rules, but are yet to decide whether or not to investigate.”
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