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Love Island is BANNED on Dutch TV after complaints that the show encourages sexual harassment

Love Island is BANNED on Dutch TV after complaints that the show encourages sexual harassment

  • RTL has decided to show all reality shows & # 39; sexual seduction & # 39; temporarily prohibit
  • The Dutch public complained after a man had pulled the underwear of a female co-star
  • Former Dutch broadcaster said that shows & # 39; no longer fit into the era of # MeToo & # 39;

A Dutch broadcaster has & # 39; temptation-based reality shows & # 39; prohibited after the & # 39; s programs have decided to encourage sexual harassment

New episodes from Love Island and The Villa have been canceled by RTL after male participants have been accused of ignoring denials of their sexual advances.

RTL has temporarily pulled out all the shows & # 39; in which sexual seduction plays the lead role & # 39 ;, said the broadcaster.

& # 39; This kind of program no longer fits into the era of # MeToo & # 39 ;, said Tina Nijkamp, ​​a former director of Dutch broadcaster SBS6. & # 39; I was already surprised that RTL had ordered more of such programs & # 39; s. & # 39;

The Dutch broadcaster RTL has the & # 39; sexual temptation & # 39; reality shows temporarily canceled after a male participant in De Villa withdrew the underwear of a drunk female co-star

The Dutch broadcaster RTL has the & # 39; sexual temptation & # 39; reality shows temporarily canceled after a male participant in De Villa withdrew the underwear of a drunk female co-star

Despite the fact that episodes have been filmed, RTL has also decided to stop broadcasting Dutch Love Island (photo)

Despite the fact that episodes have been filmed, RTL has also decided to stop broadcasting Dutch Love Island (photo)

Despite the fact that episodes have been filmed, RTL has also decided to stop broadcasting Dutch Love Island (photo)

(Pictured: participants in the Dutch version of Love Island) The production company Blue Circle has been accused of relocating & # 39; ethical boundaries & # 39; by the & # 39; shows based on sexual seduction & # 39; to be fed with alcohol

(Pictured: participants in the Dutch version of Love Island) The production company Blue Circle has been accused of relocating & # 39; ethical boundaries & # 39; by the & # 39; shows based on sexual seduction & # 39; to be fed with alcohol

(Pictured: participants in the Dutch version of Love Island) The production company Blue Circle has been accused of relocating & # 39; ethical boundaries & # 39; by the & # 39; shows based on sexual seduction & # 39; to be fed with alcohol

The controversy largely focuses on a scene in a Dutch reality show called The Villa, which uses computer algorithms to match couples in a Spanish country house.

In the scene, the male star put his hand on the back of the woman, pulled her underwear back to reveal her buttocks, and then climbed on top of her.

The same man was also filmed, as well as another male star, who continues to claim women, although he has already been rejected.

RTL program director, Peter van der Vorst, told de Volkskrant that sexual advances & # 39; unacceptable & # 39; and & # 39; should never be promoted & # 39 ;.

He added that the large amounts of alcohol involved in the assignments helped the participants in situations that even they & # 39; too far & # 39; found.

He apologized for the cast and accused the Blue Circle production company of being beyond their & # 39; ethical limits & # 39; to have driven and encouraging & # 39; transgressive sexually & # 39; behavior under the cast.

Blue Circle later apologized for their role in the controversy.

The British version of Love Island, which attracted six million viewers in recent episodes, was the focus of a similar scandal in June last year after a female contestant refused to stop her male co-star.

Ofcom refused to investigate more than 700 complaints about a June 2018 Love Island episode in which Maura Higgins tried to kiss Tommy Fury

Ofcom refused to investigate more than 700 complaints about a June 2018 Love Island episode in which Maura Higgins tried to kiss Tommy Fury

Ofcom refused to investigate more than 700 complaints about a June 2018 Love Island episode in which Maura Higgins tried to kiss Tommy Fury

Broadcasting watchdog Ofcom received 709 complaints when 28-year-old Maura Higgins from Ireland tried to kiss boxer Tommy Fury several times.

While avoiding her seduction attempts, the untapped model later stared him straight in the eye and asked him if she & # 39; excited him & # 39 ;.

Despite a public protest, Ofcom, the British watchdog, decided not to investigate.

Maura's brutal approach to Tommy's landing at the villa surprised many fans, especially when she asked him if she wound him & # 39; last year & # 39;

Maura's brutal approach to Tommy's landing at the villa surprised many fans, especially when she asked him if she wound him & # 39; last year & # 39;

Maura's brutal approach to Tommy's landing at the villa surprised many fans, especially when she asked him if she wound him & # 39; last year & # 39;

The media watchdog received 486 complaints the night the episode was broadcast after viewers saw the ring girl trying to plant a kiss on Tommy while she was lying on him

The media watchdog received 486 complaints the night the episode was broadcast after viewers saw the ring girl trying to plant a kiss on Tommy while she was lying on him

The media watchdog received 486 complaints the night the episode was broadcast after viewers saw the ring girl trying to plant a kiss on Tommy while she was lying on him

At the time, an Ofcom spokesperson said: & although we recognize that many viewers disapproved of a participant's behavior in this episode, we took into account the context in which this happened, including the nature of the relationship between Maura and Tommy, for and after. & # 39;

Another woman in the 2018 cast, Lucie, was left in tears after feeling pressured to spend more time with the girls in the villa by partner Joe Garratt.

Adina Claire of Women & # 39; s Aid, Women & # 39; s Aid, warned at the time that & # 39; abuse relationships often begin with subtle signs of control, because fans have filed 302 complaints with the watchdog of Ofcom.

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