Love Island‘s latest attention-grabbing NSFW antics might land ITV in trouble.
The broadcaster has come under fire for showing live and exposed sex scenes, aka sex on top of a bed rather than under the covers.
There have been several other incidents of people having sex on the desperate reality show, but according to The Telegraph this year’s series has been attacked for airing full-on sex only 10 minutes after the watershed.
A family watchdog has taken aim at the show after scenes of Emma-Jane Woodham and Terry Walsh having sex were broadcast on 29 June.
Mediawatch-UK told The Telegraph:
sex in the context of Love Island is being sensationalised and demonstrates nothing of real loving committed relationships.
Now Ofcom has received six complaints about the show, four of which are about sexual content, two about bullying, and the media regulator is considering formally investigating Love Island.
In response, an ITV spokesperson said ‘the scenes in question are inexplicit’, adding that their focus was actually on the other islanders’ reactions.
But most people who tuned in to see the scene weren’t too impressed:
nice to see Emma and terry keeping it classy 😊😊 #loveisland
— lauren cable ✨ (@laurencable08) June 30, 2016
— s 🌼 (@heyimshelbyy) June 30, 2016
Did Emma want to ride Terry more openly if she tried? 😂😂😂😂😂 #LoveIsland
— Jayde Allen (@_JaydeAllen) June 30, 2016
Terry and Emma are just rank in my opinion #loveislandAdvertisement
— HAVVA (@havvarebke) June 30, 2016
Looks like Love Island‘s attempt to top Big Brother as the most desperate show on TV is going to plan.