Love Island Fans Complain To Ofcom As Boys 'Bully' Ekin-Su
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Love Island viewers have complained to Ofcom following last Thursday's episode of the show.
In the ep, which aired on Thursday (23 June), Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu and Jay Younger got into a heated argument after Jay told Ekin-Su (who he was coupled up with at the time) that he wanted to get to know Paige Thorne.
While Ekin was initially pretty chilled about Jay's admission, she later told him: "I take everything back that I said here. I was calm, collected and it just hit me now what you have done.
"You knew at the recoupling to stay safe that I would pick you. You could have got to know Paige from day dot.
"Why would you open up to me? Saying all these cute things like 'my head wouldn’t turn'. You full on led me on. I have been genuine with you. I coupled up with you."
The explosive row ended with Ekin-Su walking away from Jay, before Jacques O'Neill blasted her as a 'f*cking headache' in a further argument.
"[He's] coupled up with you and he’s found out what you are in two days mate, a fu**ing headache," Jacques told Ekin-Su.
And viewers at home weren't happy about the treatment towards Ekin, with many taking to Twitter to accuse other islanders of 'bullying' behaviour.
Meanwhile, telly watchdog Ofcom confirmed it had received 75 complaints in relation to other islanders' treatment towards Ekin-Su.
One person tweeted: "I hate how they bully Ekin Su."
While another said: "The boys are vile to and about Ekin Su. Bully boy behaviour, all because they’ve come across a woman who is assertive."
And a third added: "Sorry the way the islanders are treating Ekin-Su is bizarre I’m sure they wouldn’t doing this if she was a boy."
Tyla has reached out to ITV for comment.
Elsewhere in Love Island, earlier we told you how former islander Shaughna Phillips has revealed that islanders are forced to sleep in same-sex couples when the cameras stop rolling on Fridays.
Phillips shot to fame during the sixth series of the popular ITV2 show and has now lifted the lid on the show’s behind-the-scenes secrets, addressing speculation that Islanders get to leave the villa on Saturdays.
In a new interview, the 28-year-old explained that while older seasons got to go to the beach, the show has got too big for them to be let out now.
Instead, Phillips revealed that their downtime is usually the time of the week they do their laundry, but interestingly islanders are asked not to talk about the villa’s going-ons as the cameras turn off.
"So you kind of stop filming on a Friday - and then on Friday afternoon you can do your laundry, stuff like that,” she told OK!’s Let's Chat, Hun Instagram live.
"It’s when you relax, you can kind of chill out. Sometimes they’d give you inflatables in the pool and stuff - but you’re not allowed to talk about anything that’s going on, or anything like that."
Love Island continues at 9pm on ITV2.
Topics: TV And Film, Love Island