Hugo’s ruthless ‘neglect’ of food skating challenge slaps hundreds of complaints at Leo Island
Every year the Island of Love signals the publication of a reaction – whether you like it or hate it.
Islanders spend most of their summer in a villa in Mallorca talking to people and sometimes not for good reasons.
So much so that the ITV2 dating show has received more than 600 complaints so far – just two weeks after its launch.
The office confirmed this in 541 between July 6 and July 12 Daily Star.
A total of 267 complaints were made about the incident, which aired on July 8, as 235 viewers complained about Hugo Hammond being the only male contestant to be brutally “ignored” for the Steam Challenge.
Other complaints were made about alleged discrimination and fiendish treatment when the new girls arrived in Lucenda and Millie.
Another 182 complaints were made about the episode, which aired again on July 6 about PE Teacher Hugo.
A total of 156 fans objected to Hugo’s treatment, while eight complaints were about Sharon Geffka’s comments about plastic surgery and seven viewers objected to plastic surgery promotional references.
Fans were in tears after Hugo was demanding justice when Sharon and Fay talked about being stopped by “fake” girls during a question and answer session.
When he revealed his ‘perfect type’, he further angered the girls and said: “League blonde. Not fake.”
Hugo apologized and explained that he did not mean to offend the girls by fluttering their wings, which led to heated conversations.
A further 92 complaints were made about the edition of the popular show, which aired on July 12, and the majority of viewers objected to the contestants spitting food in their mouths at the challenge.
In its first week on the dating series, Off Com aired 91 complaints, bringing the total number of complaints to 632.
Angry fans have received 80 complaints about Shannon Singh’s shock dumping in the first 48 hours, while Watchdog has also received 11 complaints about other parts of the ITV2 dating show.
Adam Baxter, director of broadcasting standards at The Com, said the watchdog was overseeing the 2021 series of the ITV2 dating show to ensure it met its duty of care.
Mr Baxter made the remarks when viewers vowed to complain to the group about “cruel” harassment of Hugo, a disabled contestant during a recent challenge.
Off Com promised: “We’re talking about shows like Love Island that attract a high level of media or social media interest, get involved in conflict, emotionally difficult situations, or an individual. Need to reveal changing or private aspects of your life.
“We have the power to fine the broadcasters or get their broadcast licenses.”
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