Love Island hit with over 2,000 Ofcom complaints over lads 'bullying' Tasha 2 weeks ago

Love Island hit with over 2,000 Ofcom complaints over lads 'bullying' Tasha

There's a running theme of perceived bullying this season

Love Island has been hit with another flood of Ofcom complaints after viewers complained that some of this year's male contestant were bullying Tasha Ghouri.

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The 23-year-old was on the wrong end of a brutal snub after the producers introduced a round of 'Snog, Marry, Pie' and was later accused of being a "game player" by other cast mates.

Snog Marry Pie Love Island Credit: ITV2
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Shortly after, Tasha could be seen visibly upset as she was comforted by the girls - and although several of the boys apologised in the immediate aftermath, large sections of the audience at home have labelled the behaviour as "disgusting".

The show is said to have racked up more than 4,000 complaints already this year.

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Following the 'Snog, Marry, Pie' challenge on July 19, the UK's government-approved TV regulator is said to have received a whopping 1,509 complaints, with more than 350 coming in from the previous episode after the 'Suck and Blow' sketch which saw Tasha receive similar criticism.

A spokesperson for Ofcom said: "On July 19 the majority of complaints were about alleged misogynistic behaviour from the male islanders towards the female islanders, including in the aftermath of the Snog, Marry, Pie challenge."

The perceived sexist behaviour from the some of the male contestants compared to this women this year is something that has also been discussed this year.

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The behaviour has caused such an outrage this year that the regulator was hit with more than 3,000 complaints following the 'Mad Movies' segment which aired on July 17.

The likes of Davide Sanclimenti, Luca Bish and Adam Collard, among others, have all been identified by women's charities as concerning figures within the villa - the lattermost was described as "abusive" when he first appeared on the show four years ago.

And it's not just the men either, several on social media have taken issue with some of the other girls this season for failing to call out the so-called bullying.

As many have pointed out, sitting back and doing nothing is being complicit.

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