The BBC has defended its portrayal of mental illness after viewers criticised the show Gogglebox for ‘traumatising’ them. The episode caused controversy when sufferers were shown crying and shouting, with one viewer sending an email to complain about it to head of TV content at the corporation.
The “gogglebox uk” is a British television programme that has been criticised by viewers for the way it handled an episode. The show producers have stated that they will be addressing the complaints.
After seeing ‘traumatizing’ images on Gogglebox, fans are requesting the program’s creators to stop portraying animals being slaughtered on the show.
The stars of the Channel 4 show were seen chasing and killing a newborn kangaroo on Friday’s edition of the popular family show.
Ellie and Izzi, two veteran Gogglebox stars from Leeds, yelled at the TV as they saw it unfold.
‘Oh my, the baby’s about to fall out, don’t fall out!’ screamed Izzi. ‘Oh my God, go back for it!’ said her sister Ellie.
Fans reacted their outrage on Twitter, with some describing themselves as “traumatized” and appealing with the show’s executives to stop portraying images like these.
‘We didn’t need to watch the kangaroo bit,’ one stunned spectator stated.
We didn’t need to watch the kangaroo scene. # Gogglebox
— ‘Spenny’ (@spenny UK) November 12th, 2021
Is anybody else still traumatized by the newborn kangaroo that fell from its mother’s pouch on #Gogglebox?
November 13, 2021 — Lynsey (@MaisyNBonnie)
Nowadays, Gogglebox is a complete disaster. I remember when it was amusing and you would giggle while watching it. Now it’s just politics and animals dying!
November 13, 2021 — Emma Scissorhands (@emmamalene)
I’m tired of animals being slaughtered or eaten without notice!!!! It isn’t meant to be entertaining. #gogglebox
November 12, 2021 — Lou (@Lou06302480)
Stop airing incredibly distressing nature films about unfortunate creatures being destroyed, regardless matter how entertaining it is.’” #gogglebox
— November 12, 2021 (@illu0s)
‘I’m tired of animals being slaughtered or eaten without notice!!!! Someone another said, ‘It’s not entertaining.’
Another viewer expressed dissatisfaction with Gogglebox’s’showing incredibly awful nature films of unfortunate animals being slaughtered,’ imploring the channel to’stop displaying truly disturbing nature documentaries of poor creatures being slain.’
Since its debut in 2013, Scarlett Moffatt, Jenny Newby, and Pete Sandiford have become household names thanks to Gogglebox.
Pete’s kid made an adorable reappearance in the most recent episode, warming viewers’ hearts.
For the last eight years, the reality program has been a fan favorite (Picture: Channel 4)
Viewers have theorized in the past that Gogglebox performers get paid in takeout since they seemed to be eating them all the time (especially in earlier seasons).
They do, however, get a stipend, with each family receiving £1,500 a month, according to The Sun.
For the program, the Gogglebox families must watch 12 hours of television every week.
This is divided into two six-hour stints, enabling most participants to continue working throughout the shooting.
Channel 4 has further information.
Gogglebox has become a popular mainstay of British television in only eight years, as shown by an extraordinary increase in watching rates during the Covid-19 outbreak.
Gogglebox airs on Channel 4 on Fridays at 9 p.m.
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