Coronation Street has been hit with Ofcom complaints after fans accused the soap of ‘casual racism’ during a row between Sarah and Adam.
In an episode which aired last week (Wednesday, November 11) Sarah and Adam got into an argument after she discovered Adam wanted to ask out her employee Alina.
When Sarah told Adam to leave, he responded saying: “What are you going to do? Call Gary, ask him to beat me up?”
But Sarah soon lost her temper. She told her husband she was sick of him.
She then yell at him: “You’re a stupid, smug, Scottish git.”
After the episode aired, viewers revealed they weren’t impressed with the comment. Some accused the show of ‘casual racism’.
Casual racism in #corrie again tonight
— MrsMcCaptain (@JoanneCaptain) November 11, 2020
Sarah went in on Adam. What did him being Scottish have to do with anything? That’s a bit racist, that. #Corrie
— Ĵuαŋі© (@Juani983) November 11, 2020
Oooh I think that was a bad decision with the Corrie script tonight. Sarah calling Adam a smug Scottish Git is not cool, should have just stuck with a smug git 😱#corrie
— Karen Graham (@KarenG1982) November 11, 2020
— Stephanie McDermott (@stephaniemcd23) November 11, 2020
— Conversation Street Podcast (@ConversationStr) November 11, 2020
And according to Ofcom’s weekly report, last week Coronation Street’s Wednesday episode received 59 complaints.
As reported in The Sun, the broadcast regulator said: “The complaints were about a discriminative comment made by Sarah Platt.”
Coronation Street – Ofcom
Coronation Street has been hit with Ofcom complaints previously.
Earlier this year, the ITV soap was hit with over 350 Ofcom complaints. In the scene, abusive Geoff forced his wife Yasmeen to eat her pet chicken Charlotte.
The complaints were about a discriminative comment made by Sarah Platt.
Later, the show received 276 Ofcom complaints after Yasmeen stabbed Geoff in self defence.
In the scene, Vinny forced Paul to admit that he had stolen money from the Dingles and Ellis’s expensive watch.
However things took a violent turn when Paul knocked his son to the ground. He then began punching the teenager.
After being attacked by his dad, Vinny was left in shocked on the ground. But Paul fled.
Coronation Street airs on Mondays and Wednesdays 7.30pm and 8.30pm. With an hour long episode at 7.30 on Fridays on ITV
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