EastEnders fans have lashed out at the soap after Louise Mitchell’s controversial comments on death.
On Tuesday (29 January), some viewers were left feeling extremely uncomfortable during a scene between Louise and her older lover Keanu Taylor.
At the 50th birthday party of Denise Fox – looking damn fine for any age – Louise opened up about her own future and forthcoming death…
As the festivities continued in the Queen Vic, she told Keanu she wanted to DIE at the age of 27.
The daughter of Phil Mitchell told Keanu that being 50 was too old, and that people of that age are ‘well past it’.
— BBC EastEnders (@bbceastenders) January 29, 2019
Unaware of Keanu’s recent infatuation with older woman (and her step-mum) Sharon, Louise described how boring the party was, saying: “It’s a shame you don’t have your own place, we could have carried on the party, just the two of us.”
Keanu replied: “It’s not really my thing, parties are for 50-year-olds.”
Louise said: “Yeah, I know what you mean. Fifty’s well past it, I hope I don’t live that long.”
She then added: “Twenty seven is a great age to die, isn’t it? It’s like Amy Winehouse.”
Keanu was not happy with her comments, blasting: “Don’t talk so stupid, that’s something a kid would say.”
And viewers were quick to agree with him, especially in light of the fact Shakil died tragically young just last year.
One said: “How selfish and naive is Louise saying she hope she don’t live until she’s 50. There are so many people out there who don’t even get the chance
Another slammed the soap, saying: “That was poor
#EastEnders. [Bleep] disgusting. Louise: ‘Hope I don’t live that long, hope I die at 27 like Amy Winehouse.” WTF?”
— Susi Hayward (@SusiJeniHayward) January 29, 2019
How selfish and naive is Louise saying she hope she don't live until shes 50. Theres so many people out there who don't even get the chance #Eastenders
— Charlotte King (@Charlotte_K13) January 29, 2019
A third claimed the comments were illegal, writing: “@bbceastenders I found tonight’s episode most offensive towards age. At least four times 50 was referred to as “old”. Did you know there is a law against this?
Will Keanu realise he’s with the wrong Mitchell? Keep tuned!
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