All the Love Island 2022 moments that have received Ofcom complaints so far
There have been nearly 5,000 complaints this year
Love Island is one of those shows that inevitably always ends up with moments that are complained about to Ofcom, and the 2022 series has racked up plenty. When you watch people live their lives candidly for eight weeks, in an intense villa environment, there is always going to be drama and situations that cause the public to worry about the Islanders and complain to watchdogs.
A spokesperson from Ofcom has confirmed to The Tab there have been 4,812 complaints made about Love Island 2022, including Aftersun, so far – here’s a breakdown of what for.
The age gap between Davide and Gemma
One of the main talking points at the start of the show this year was age gaps, after 19-year-old Gemma Owen entered the villa and was coupled up with 27-year-old Davide. According to the Daily Mail, this portrayal of age gap relationships has landed ITV with 250 complaints. 167 people complained when Davide and Gemma kissed, and a further 97 complained when Jacques entered the villa and fans worked out he would have been 20 when he dated 16-year-old Gemma.
Islanders were accused of bullying
One of the main things viewers have been complaining about this year is certain Islanders being bullied. A number of complaints were made when Jacques branded Ekin-Su “a headache” and then people on Twitter discussed feeling as though Ekin-Su was being bullied within the villa.
Ofcom has also confirmed a further 69 complaints were made to do with Jacques’ treatment of Paige. They came after he called her “pathetic” in one conversation after it was revealed his heart rate was increased most be ex girlfriend Gemma Owen during the heart racer challenge.
Movie night has become the most complained about day of Love Island 2022, with nearly 3,000 people getting in touch with Ofcom following it. The episode saw the Islanders sit back and watch their own antics back, and since the boys have been called out for misogynistic and sexist behaviour.
The main episode of Love Island received 2,481 Ofcom complaints, whilst Aftersun received a further 427. A spokesperson for Ofcom told The Tab complaints for the main show were related to “alleged misogynistic behaviour by some of the male contestants” and the majority of Aftersun’s complaints were related to “comments made about Ekin-Su, and the treatment of Jacques during his interview.” Host Laura Whitmore was accused of “slut shaming” when speaking about Ekin-Su and Casa Amor Islander George on the show.
The spokesperson for Ofcom told The Tab: “We are assessing the complaints against our broadcasting rules, but are yet to decide whether or not to investigate.”
The movie night fallout and snog, marry, pie challenge
A further 413 complaints were made the day after movie night, with a spokesperson for Ofcom telling The Tab these were for “alleged bullying and misogynistic behaviour from some of the male contestants.”
Footage of Ekin-Su and George during Casa Amor
During one episode of the Casa Amor section of Love Island, it looked as though something had happened between Ekin-Su and George. Both have since said nothing happened, and the episode from the 15th July received 167 complaints.
Adam entering the villa and Jacques’ wellbeing
This year saw 2018 Islander Adam Collard return as a bombshell. Straight away, he was seen to clash with Jacques, and an argument between the two of them was shown in the lead-up to Jacques making the decision to leave the villa. Regarding Adam’s return and Jacques’ wellbeing, 129 complaints were made.
Certain Islanders getting more screen time
Ofcom has confirmed to The Tab complaints have been made about certain contestants being given more screen time in the main show edit than others. On Twitter, there has been a lot of chat about Islanders getting screen time. Most recently people have said the Casa Amor Islanders have had no screen time, and near the start of the season people discussed Dami, Ikenna and Indiyah not getting as much screen time as other original Islanders.
Other Ofcom complaints have been made about the Islanders’ mental health
Finally, Ofcom confirmed to The Tab that a number of complaints have been made about the mental health and wellbeing of the Love Island 2022 contestants.
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