Following the multiple waves of cyber-harassment against Koh-Lanta candidates, TF1 published a warning tweet. Certain adventurers are particularly targeted
“For several weeks, the adventurers of Koh-Lanta have been regularly attacked on social networks. We wanted to remind that the program remains a game and that insults, threats and hateful messages against the candidates do not have to be ”. This is what we could read on Tuesday, October 26, on TF1’s Twitter account. A warning in reaction to the many waves of cyberbullying that the candidates have faced since the first broadcast of Koh-Lanta: All Stars. The television channel therefore had no choice but to react, so as not to endorse a violent phenomenon for the victims.
Already, at the beginning of October 2021, Coumba Baradji, figurehead of this Koh-Lanta season, announced his willingness to file a complaint. Indeed, when the adventurer decided to eliminate Candice and thus, to leave the feminine alliance created during the show, this resulted in her being the target of hateful, racist and sexist messages. On her Instagram account, she explained her motivation to file a complaint, writing: “One can not agree with my attitude, with my choices and my decisions, but from there to insult, I find it strong. Insults have no place especially in a program like Koh-Lanta”. TF1’s tweet therefore comes a few days after this decision and underlines the intolerable nature of cyberstalking, punishable by one year of imprisonment and a fine of 15,000 euros, according to the Penal Code.