The inaugural winter season of Love Island has run into controversy only a few days after the presentation of the ITV sun-filled dating program.
According to Ofcom, more than 200 complaints have been filed against contestant Ollie Williams, who according to viewers is involved in the “trophy hunt.”
The guard dog received 231 complaints against him, after images appeared online that allegedly showed him posing with dead animals.
A listing with Companies House shows that the 23-year-old from the southwest is the only director of the Cornish Sports Agency in Cornwall, which gives the nature of the business as “hunting” and “catching.”
A petition also appeared in an effort to persuade ITV to withdraw it from the Change.com program called Eliminate Ollie Williams from Winter Love Island for trophy hunting and has already accumulated more than 29,000 signatures.
Wild life presenter and climate activist Chris Packham has also spoken out against the inclusion of Williams in the popular dating program, tweeting: “Hi fans of @ITV and @LoveIsland.
“Most people in the UK want to see the end of trophy hunting, so maybe it would be better not to provide a platform for someone who kills wildlife for fun.”
“Times are changing, will you?”
He also added a link to the petition.
Love Island has not yet responded to requests for comments.
The program has launched its first winter series this month, due to the great popularity of the summer version, and you will see contestants, known as islanders, trying to unite in the South African village, in an effort to find love. and win a cash prize of £ 50,000.
The program is no stranger to controversy, and has been criticized for its aftercare processes in the past after two former contestants, Mike Thalassitis Y Sophie Gradon, both were found dead after participating in the program, having taken their own lives.