ITV GMB: Piers Morgan says ‘predatory’ Maura should be ‘dragged out’ of Love Island villa
It was a hot topic today as hosts Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid discussed Love Island throughout the programme following on from the news that 486 fans had complained to Ofcom about Maura Higgins attempting to kiss Tommy Fury.
In the scenes which aired on Friday night, Maura could be seen climbing on top of Tommy and going in for a kiss on the lips, which he declined as he turned his head and she planted one on his cheek.
The moment caused outrage among some viewers, who believed Maura was “forcing herself” on Tommy.
On Good Morning Britain, Piers commented on the situation and the outrage it had garnered as the programme played the clip.
He looks utterly traumatised
Piers said at the beginning of the show: “What part of no means no did Tommy not communicate there?
“It’s clear, premeditated assault, isn’t it? She has to be dragged out of there and arrested. I mean, this is the new rule right?”
“Look at this, poor Tommy, he looks utterly traumatised,” he jested as the clip showed Tommy smiling.
Susanna also chimed in to give her view on the situation, saying it would have been different if the roles were reversed.
“If a man had done the same thing to a woman, it wouldn’t have been acceptable,” she declared.
Piers sardonically continued: “She’s known as Maura the predator. Most of the complaints have been about her and her appalling attack on poor Tommy as he lay there, unsuspecting.”
“If it was a bloke she’d be out of there, she’d be arrested, career ruined. No means no. Tommy looked like a victim to me,” he added.
Piers went on to say that those who complained to broadcasting regulator Ofcom should “get a life”.
He also said that the ITV2 contestants went on the show to “have sex with random strangers”.
The journalist opined: “They go on there to have sex with random strangers.
“Their entire raison d’être is to find stupid people to have sex with. The whole point is that Maura is predatory.
“The only reason why Tommy is saying no is because he wants to be predatory to be other women in the villa.”
Following the airing of the Love Island scenes, many viewers took to Twitter to express their discomfort with some suggesting that Maura should be removed from the house following her actions.
“If Maura was a boy it would be made a bigger deal how she is forcing herself in Tommy #LoveIsland,” one wrote.
A second shared: “Ngl if a guy did what Maura did to Tommy – forcing for a kiss and invading personal space, the whole internet would be screaming about men disrespecting women. Maura is predatory asf.”
“Am I the only one that thinks Maura should ethier be removed from the villa or at least warned because she’s coming on too strong and was acting predatory towards Tommy #loveisland,” a third stated.
While a fourth added: “Maura forced herself on him how was she not removed from the villa.”
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV.
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