‘Humiliating someone on national television isn’t entertaining’: Love Island fans complain to Ofcom after Hugo Hammond is left out in Line of Booty challenge
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Love Island viewers revealed they planned to complain to Ofcom over the treatment of Hugo Hammond in the Line of Booty challenge on Thursday’s show.
The game saw the girls dressed as sexy police officers before picking a guy of their choice to interrogate, seduce and lock in ‘jail’ in sizzling scenes.
However, the game made for awkward viewing as not one girl chose PE teacher Hugo, who was left to watch from the sidelines, with fans hitting out over his humiliation.
Left out: Love Island viewers revealed they planned to complain to Ofcom over the treatment of Hugo Hammond in the Line of Booty challenge on Thursday’s show
So much was their outrage that many threatened to contact the media regulator, with one writing: ‘Humiliating someone on national television isn’t entertaining.’
The challenge saw all the boys be picked at least once by the ladies in the fun game, including Aaron and Brad, who had recently cooled their romances with Sharon and Rachel respectively.
But Hugo could only watch on as none of the girls opted to choose him, with the contestant only joining in when conferring with the boys to pick the sexiest officer.
Awkward: The game saw the girls dressed as sexy police officers before picking a guy of their choice to interrogate, seduce and lock in ‘jail’ in sizzling scenes – but Hugo wasn’t picked
Taking to Twitter with their grievances, one viewer shared: ‘If Hugo doesn’t get picked again for another challenge WATCH me be THAT Karen that reports them to Ofcom for bullying. Why they gotta do our boy like that
‘I’m ready for my mid-thirties now that I complained to Ofcom about last night’s Love Island. What an outrage that was. Humiliating someone on national television isn’t entertaining, it’s absolutely disgusting’ fumed a second.
‘These girls out here embarrassing my boyfriend hugo on love island i’m gonna complain to ofcom too’ ranted a third viewer.
A fourth watcher complained: ‘Ofcom I want words about Hugo’
‘If Hugo gets left out one more time I’m ringing Ofcom’ shared another disgruntled fan.
Oh no: The game made for awkward viewing as not one girl chose PE teacher Hugo, who was left to watch from the sidelines, with fans hitting out over his humiliation
Not included: The challenge saw all the boys be picked at least once by the ladies in the fun game, including Aaron and Brad, who had recently cooled their romances with Sharon and Rachel respectively
Preference: None of the ladies opted to choose Hugo for the challenge
With another adding: ‘I’M CALLING OFCOM WHY HAVE THEY DONE THIS TO HUGO.’
MailOnline have contacted Ofcom for comment.
This isn’t the only time Love Island viewers have rallied around Hugo after watching an episode.
Love Island fans leapt to his defence after Sharon and Faye made him cry after he said he doesn’t like ‘fake women’.
Hugo found himself in hot water on Tuesday’s Love Island when a throwaway comment saw Faye and Sharon fuming at him.
Not impressed: So much was their outrage that many threatened to contact the media regulator, with one writing: ‘Humiliating someone on national television isn’t entertaining’
His flippant remark involved not being attracted to ‘fake women’ – which rubbed the two ladies – who have both had boob jobs – up the wrong way.
The faux pas happened during a game, with Hugo revealing his biggest turn-off as: ‘Fake, yeah. Personality and looks.’
Hugo’s admission instantly ruffled feathers, not helped by him describing his ‘perfect type’ as: ‘Leggy blonde. Not fake.’
That word keeps getting thrown around, doesn’t it?’ Faye seethed.
Realising he’d upset some of the Islanders Hugo insisted: ‘I didn’t mean anything malicious did I?’
Sharon fumed: ‘I think I was just annoyed as a mate, I respect him enough to say to him, what you’re saying is upsetting me.’
‘Poor Hugo!’ Hugo found himself in hot water on Tuesday’s Love Island when a throwaway comment saw Faye and Sharon fuming at him – making him cry
Hugo later explained: ‘I just didn’t mean to upset anyone, that’s the last thing I wanted.’
He burst into tears over the upset caused, grovelling to Sharon and Faye later by the fire pit, who ended up forgiving him.
Faye and Sharon were branded bullies for their behaviour, with many pointing out that Sharon’s partner Aaron listed ‘arm hair’ a turn off and Faye’s partner Liam admitted he has no problem dating someone already in a relationship – insisting that these things were worse.
Not impressed! Faye and Sharon [L-R] were branded bullies for their behaviour, with many pointing out that Sharon’s partner Aaron listed ‘arm hair’ a turn off and Faye’s partner Liam admitted he has no problem dating someone already in a relationship
Regrets: His flippant remark involved not being attracted to ‘fake women’ – which rubbed the two ladies – who have both had boob jobs – up the wrong way
Others pointed out that Hugo has a disability, with one posting on Twitter: ‘Wait I’ve only just realised Hugo has a literal PHYSICAL DISABILITY but he’s the one upset to the point of tears bc the girls are making him feel guilty bc he doesn’t like fillers??’
‘Why are the girls annoyed about Hugo saying he doesn’t like fakeness? It doesn’t mean he doesn’t necessarily like surgery. It could be the attitude that people throw out!’ another penned.
Someone else posted: ‘Aaron doesn’t like hair on women, wants them to be a stay at home mummy, finds ambition off-putting & finds women sticking up for themselves unattractive yet Hugo is the one being bashed… I’m confused!’
Love Island continues Sunday at 10pm on ITV2 and ITV Hub. Episodes are available the following morning on BritBox.
LOVE ISLAND 2021: MEET THE CONTESTANTS
Name: Sharon Gaffka
Occupation: Civil Servant – Operations Lead for Department of Transport
Who is their type on paper? ‘I tend to date someone who is taller than me, even though my last long-term partner, he was actually someone who was shorter than me.
‘I’m quite an intellectual person so I want someone who can kind of match that.’
Name: Aaron Francis
Occupation: Luxury Events Host
Who is their type on paper? ‘I need someone that is passionate about what they are doing – from scientist to anything – you can tell when someone is speaking about something and they are actually smiling while they are talking. I love that.
‘I don’t like when people are doing a job just to make money and then they kind of just live for the weekend. Especially because I work on the weekends.’
Name: Liberty Poole
Occupation: Nando’s Waitress and Marketing Student
Who is their type on paper? ‘So I like tall, alpha male, confident, a cheeky chappy sort of guy.
‘But obviously that’s always usually combined with player types, which is where I go wrong. So I am trying to change my ways and go for more of a nicer guy that is going to treat me right.’
Name: Hugo Hammond
Occupation: PE Teacher
Who is their type on paper? ‘I’ve been single for a while now. With the current climate, it’s been really hard to get back into dating.
‘I saw it as an opportunity to have an amazing fun summer and put myself back out there.’
Name: Liam Reardon
Are you competitive? ‘I am competitive to a certain extent. I’m not over the top. It’s always nice being a winner. If I’m in competition for a female, I want to try my best, but I won’t go too far out of my way. If she liked you that much she wouldn’t have to make a choice.’
Name: Jake Cornish
Occupation: Water Engineer
Who is their type on paper? ‘Looks wise, always gone for blondes. But for me, the main thing is having respect and having good fun, and someone who will be loyal to you…
‘I’ve had messages from girls that have got boyfriends and husbands. This is why I don’t trust anyone. Someone who is loyal really. But when I’m single, I like having a good time!’
Name: Kaz Kamwi
Occupation: Fashion Blogger
Who is their type on paper? ‘I like meeting new people, I’m ready to be in a relationship. Why not be in a place where people are looking for the same things as me?’
Name: Chloe Burrows
Occupation: Financial Services Marketing Executive
Who is their type on paper? ‘I like a good build. I go to the gym. I want someone who is funny. Really funny and caring and will do nice little things for you.
‘And then obviously someone who you can depend on to not ditch you. Because I am quite a big character and quite loud, they would have to be as loud, if not more.
‘I could never be with someone who is quiet. Someone that gives you a bit back’
Name: Faye Winter
Occupation: Letting Manager
What is her type on paper? ‘Someone that will put me in my place. Someone that makes me laugh. But also someone that takes my banter. I’m like a five-year-old in a playground, if I like you, I will make a mockery of you and laugh and joke. That is my really terrible flirting skills. I need someone who can take that.’
Name: Rachel Finni
Occupation: Luxury travel specialist
Why did you sign up for Love Island? I’ve scraped the bottom of the dirtiest barrels, that’s how I describe my dating life. So I thought “why not? Let’s apply. If it happens, it happens”.’
Name: Lucinda Strafford
Occupation: Online fashion boutique owner
Which boy do you have your eye on? I really fancy Brad. And then possibly Liam. But obviously I’m open to getting to know any of the other boys.
Name: Brad McClelland
Who is their type on paper? Sommer Ray from Instagram. Zara McDermott, she’s a good-looking lass. Or Megan Fox.
Name: Toby Aromolaran
Occupation: Semi-pro footballer
How would he describe himself? ‘Optimistic. I always see the bright side in the worst situations. I’m a fun guy when I go on a night out. Responsible guy as well.’
Name: Chuggs Wallis
Occupation: Hat entrepreneur
Why did you sign up for Love Island? ‘I just feel like it’s now or never. I’m only 23 but I’m scared of aging. Especially as half of my last year of uni was taken away and we had so many fun plans. With Covid and the pandemic, I feel like I’ve missed a year of my youth, so I’m really gagging to get it all back – make the most of it.’
Name: Millie Court
Occupation: Fashion buyer’s administrator
Why did you sign up for Love Island? I’ve been single for over a year now. I’m ready to find ‘The One’. I’m a very spontaneous and adventurous person. I’m always up for doing something new and challenging myself. I’ve never done anything like this before. I just want to throw myself into it and have fun with it’
Name: Teddy Soares
Occupation: Senior financial consultant
What girl do you have your eye on? I want to get to know all of the girls. I’m not afraid to step on toes to get the girl I want.
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