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13 January 2020 16:41

Nas Love Island

Love Island fans complain to Ofcom about 'racism' after Nas likened to Aladdin

Sign up to FREE daily email alerts from Mirror - Daily Love Island Subscribe Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Invalid Email Ofcom has received a number of complaints after scenes aired on Sunday night's Love Island sparked upset among fans. The TV watchdog was hit with 36 complaints after Bristol native Siânnise Fudge compared fellow contestant Nas Majeed to Disney's Aladdin. But although Nas took it well, Love Island fans were left outraged by the "racist" remark Siânnise made. Regulator Ofcom was also bombarded with over 200 complaints over contestant Ollie Williams during the launch show - after it came to light in the press that he has participated in game hunting. It comes as Love Island fans launched a petition to have Ollie removed from the show - and it's already hit 16,000 signatures.

The snaps have infuriated fans of the show, who have launched a petition on Change.org demanding ITV remove Ollie and it's now hit the 16k mark. A message posted alongside the petition declared: "Ollie Williams who is due to enter Winter Love Island has been exposed as a bloodthirsty big trophy hunter. "The disgusting photos were posted on an Instagram account that was deleted before it was announced that Ollie would be one of the contestants joining the winter series of Love Island in South Africa. "Ollie Williams should not be allowed to take part or compete in the Love Island series and he should not be allowed on a such a public platform." Friends of the Love Island star have since denied that he's a blood sports enthusiast despite the sickening photos - claiming Ollie is actually passionate about nature. Love Island viewers have slammed the female contestants for mocking fellow hopeful Nas Majeed's height during the launch of the first-ever winter series on Sunday.

Harsh: Love Island viewers have slammed the female contestants for mocking fellow hopeful Nas Majeed's height during the launch of the first-ever winter series on Sunday Nas was the first male hopeful to enter the villa, and despite his bubbly persona, he failed to impress Sophie Piper, Shaughna Phillips, Leanne Amaning, Siânnise Fudge and Paige Turley. When asked why she opted against stepping forward, Rochelle Humes' younger sister Sophie, 21, said: 'I just feel like I'm so tall. Awkward: The Sports science graduate and builder, 23, was left disappointed as none of the girls stepped forward for him, with many commenting on his 5"7 physique (pictured: Siânnise Fudge, Paige Turley, Leanne Amaning, Sophie Piper and Shaughna Phillips) Not a fan: When asked why she opted against stepping forward, Rochelle Humes' younger sister Sophie, 21, said: 'I just feel like I'm so tall. Many viewers took to Twitter to highlight a 'double standard' between shaming male contestants' height and female contestants' size. An annoyed fan tweeted: 'All this talk about Nas not being tall enough isn't fair, if a guy said it about a girls weight it would be all over..

A third reasoned: 'Funny how women height shame guys so easily, but if you even mention a girl's weight then all hell breaks loose #LoveIsland.' Less than impressed: As Nas chose to couple up with Siânnise, she later referenced Nas' height, complaining: 'He's not even the same height as me without heels' 'All hell would break loose': Many viewers took to Twitter to highlight a 'double standard' between shaming male contestants' height and female contestants' size Branding the Love Island girls 'heightists', a fan added: 'It's unreal. Backlash: Aristocrat Ollie Williams, 23, also criticised Nas' height as when Siânnise revealed she's looking for someone 'tall, dark and handsome', he quipped: 'Nas is dark and handsome' 'Can girls stop judging guys on their height and how they groom themselves, just because they look after themselves don't make them less of a man #LoveIsland', another viewer shared. Further into the episode, aristocrat Ollie Williams, 23, also criticised Nas' height as when Siânnise revealed she's looking for someone 'tall, dark and handsome', he quipped: 'Well, Nas is dark and handsome'. An angered fan tweeted in response to the landowner's remark as they said: 'Ollie resorting to putting Nas down for his height makes him even more of a b*****d #loveisland.' Others saw the funnier side of the joke as one amused viewer shared a meme of a man punching a wall, alongside the caption: 'Nas when he finds out his height has failed him once again: #LoveIsland.' Man's getting height shamed already #LoveIsland.' Viewers are set to see the first recoupling on Monday's episode as blonde twins Eve and Jess Gale will decide who they'll like to continue their Love Island journey with after making a late bombshell arrival. Love Island continues on Monday at 9PM on ITV2.

Love Island fans have furiously complained to Ofcom over perceived racism on the ITV2 show. The furious complaints to the watchdog come after Nas was likened to Aladdin on the debut episode of the new series. Love Island returned to our screens on Sunday evening, hosted by Laura Whitmore, rather than Caroline Flack. The series is airing from Cape Town, in South Africa, and saw Love Island's Siânnise Fudge comparing Nas Majeed to Disney's Aladdin. I love Princess Jasmine and he looks a bit like Aladdin." A spokesperson for Ofcom told The Sun Online: "We've had 272 complaints about last night's Love Island.

Many have launched a petition on Change.org demanding ITV remove Ollie and it's now hit the 17,000 mark. The winter series of Love Island has well and truly kicked in and viewers are getting all excited about the brand new singletons on our screens. Representing Bristol is Siannise Fudge, who during last night's episode, coupled up with fellow islander Nas Majeed. In a tweet on the official Love Island page a tweet was sent out saying: "Gonna tell my grandkids this was Princess Jasmine and Aladdin #LoveIsland." However, although Siannise is now happily coupled up with Nas, this is not what has got viewers talking about the Bristolian. One viewer said on Twitter: "Someone let that Siannise know that fudge ain't chocolate. Love Island continues this evening (January 13) at 9pm on ITV2 and we can't wait to see what Siannise gets up to next. We're only one hour in to the brand new series of Love Island - and it is already garnering controversy. The debut episode saw the twelve new Islanders enter the brand new South African villa as the ITV2 hit heads to Cape Town for the very first time. First, 36 people complained about 23-year-old Nas Majeed being referred to as Aladdin. Speaking about her new partner, the 25-year-old said: "He's lovely. As well, I love Princess Jasmine and he kind of looks like Aladdin." However, the bulk of the complaints - 231 to be exact - were about the inclusion of Ollie Williams as a contestant. Defending its contestant, a spokesperson for ITV previously told the Manchester Evening News that Ollie is a conservationist and isn't involved in hunting for sport. "It is categorically untrue to suggest Ollie is involved in hunting for sport," they said.