Birmingham news EastEnders hit by 353 complaints after BBC forced to issue statement PremierLeague-News.Com
PremierLeague-News.Com - It has now become the soap’s second most complained about scene of the decade
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! EastEnders has been hit by 353 official complaints over a harrowing storyline. The long-running soap has been criticised over the rape storyline involving Ben Mitchell. The character, played by Max Bowden, was attacked by bar manager Lewis Butler in a pre-watershed scene. The BBC received hundreds of complaints over the disturbing scene, it has emerged, as viewers branded it "violent" and said it should have come with a warning. It has now become the soap’s second most complained about scene of the decade. Only a comment about covid vaccines from Karen Taylor in March attracted more complaints.
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. Read moreEastenders will move channels in major schedule shake-up this summer When the episode aired earlier this month, the BBC issued a statement responding to complaints. The BBC stated: “EastEnders has been a pre-watershed BBC One staple for over 37 years and has a rich history of dealing with challenging and difficult issues and Ben’s story is one of these. “We have worked closely with organisations and experts in the field to tell the story which we hope will raise awareness of sexual assaults and the issues surrounding them. We are always mindful of the time slot in which EastEnders is shown and we have took great care to signpost this storyline prior to transmission, though on-air continuity and publicity as well as providing a BBC Action Line at the end of the episode which offers advice and support to those affected by the issue.”
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