Dancing On Ice has been flooded with Ofcom complaints after Rufus Hound slammed the government during last week’s launch.
The comedian made reference to the recent free school meals scandal and took aim at MPs who ‘don’t want to feed hungry children’ as he was awarded the show’s first golden ticket of the series.
‘I’ve spent most of this year not emotionally stable because the world does not make sense and this does not make more sense of it,’ Rufus said at the time as he accepted the ticket.
‘We live in a world where the people we elect don’t want to feed hungry children, this is the least mad thing that has happened to me in a long time.’
Television watchdog Ofcom has disclosed that 341 complaints have been made against the ITV programme after its first episode.
It has not yet revealed the nature of the complaints or whether an investigation will follow.
Many people applauded Rufus for speaking out about the government during his appearance on Dancing On Ice.
‘The way Rufus Hound just called out our government for not feeding hungry children, this man has won already,’ wrote one, while another added: ‘Rufus Hound calling out tories for their decision to not feed hungry children on national television truly is STUNNING.’
However, not everyone was pleased.
After the show had aired, Rufus took to Twitter to post a message to those who disagreed with his comments.
‘To the people who want to be cross with me – you were never going to be my friend,’ he penned.
‘I wish it were different, but such is the world we now live in. To everyone else, thanks for all your lovely messages. I will try to keep doing funny ice dances for you x.’
Dancing On Ice continues on Saturday at 7pm on ITV.
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