300 complaints were made about the same thing on I'm A Celeb
Ofcom have received over 300 complaints about the treatment of Iain Lee on I'm A Celebrity.
Dennis Wise, Amir Khan and Jamie Lomas have been accused bullying him. In a recent episode, Iain admitted to feeling uncomfortable in the jungle. It followed a discussion between the three contestants about how their campmate "lied" about the depth of the water for one of the challenges, and how he has so many issues in the camp.
Iain and Dennis also had a strong disagreement when deciding who should take part in a Bush Tucker trial. Dennis told Iain he wasn't up to the challenge. A lot of viewers have been threatening to boycott the show over the bullying claims, and made for uncomfortable viewing when Iain was clearly upset.
Ofcom has said they are looking into the complaints and will investigate, if necessary.
Christine Pratt, of the National Bullying Helpline in the UK, told The Sun:
"Bullying is very often about perception. Collusion, mobbing, exclusion and negative and hurtful comments is, simply, bullying. It is outlawed in the workplace. If what is happening in the jungle was occurring online i.e. cyberbullying and it was seemed to be both serious and causing distress, it might carry a prison sentence under the Malicious Communications Act, part of The Harassment Act.”
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