Sunday, 25 June 2017

Ofcom Investigates Corrie Grooming Story Complaints

(This post was originally posted by Flaming Nora on the Coronation Street Blog June 2017, reposted to this blog with permission.)

An Ofcom spokesperson told Digital Spy this week: "We are assessing 25 complaints objecting to violence / sexual tone of child grooming storyline before deciding whether or not to investigate."

Ofcom is the communications regulator in the UK. The scenes that have been complained about happened in the week of episodes which ran after the 9pm post-watershed slot. Bethany was forced to sleep with three different men in Nathan's flat. 

Although the story aired during the later TV slot and viewers also being warned about the scenes prior to transmission, 25 viewers were still outraged enough to make official complaints to Ofcom.

Read our blogger Ruth's post: In Defence of the Grooming Story

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