Broadcasting watched Ofcom could investigate Love Island after receiving nearly 800 complaints about the ITV2 show since Friday.
Ofcom received 302 complaints in relation to the treatment of Lucie Donlan on the show, after she was seen breaking down in tears in a number of episodes.
Adina Claire from domestic abuse charity Women’s Aid said of Joe and Lucie: “Controlling behaviour is never acceptable.
“With Love Island viewers complaining about Joe’s possessive behaviour towards Lucie, more people are becoming aware of this and want to challenge it. “
While 486 viewers complained about Maura Higgins’ “predatory” behaviour towards Tommy Fury on Friday’s episode, after she was seen climbing on top of him and begging for a kiss.
A representative for Ofcom said: “We will assess these complaints against our broadcasting rules, but are yet to decide whether or not to investigate.”
Viewers were left shocked after Maura was seen mounting Tommy on the sofa on Friday as she asked for a kiss, to which he declined.
One viewer said: “This is complete double standards. Imagine if a man did that to a woman they would be immediately chucked out!”
A second wrote: “Maura’s behaviour towards Tommy is completely inappropriate.”
Another fan tweeted: “I’m sorry, but if a guy had done what Maura is doing in the villa he would be classed as a sexual predator!!!!! Not right! Get her out! How many times does a guy have to say no!”
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