Comic Relief Sparks 150 Complaints To Ofcom After Fake Penis Flashing
Comic Relief has received a flurry of complaints after showing clips such as Vic Reeves flashing a fake penis at ‘Good Morning Britain’s’ Susanna Reid before the 9pm watershed.
TV watchdog Ofcom has been contacted by more than 150 disgruntled viewers who felt that some of Friday night’s show was too smutty and offensive.
Along with Vic’s fake penis flash, Russell Brand also yelled “f***ing hell” live on air during the BBC One telethon.
Model Cara Delevingne was also left looking particularly awkward during a sketch with Graham Norton and Jonathan Ross, which saw them discussing sex on a plane.
At one point, she told the comedians that her dad was in the audience, before apologising to him.
An Ofcom spokesman has confirmed that the majority of complaints were about the content, rather than some of the technical glitches experienced on the night, adding: “We have received 151 complaints about Comic Relief 2017 on the BBC. We will assess these complaints before deciding whether or not to investigate.”
Despite the controversy, Comic Relief was a huge success when it came to its actual purpose – raising money for charity.
A whooping £71 million flooded in on the night, helped by a host of famous faces, which should be massively applauded.
During the night, Ed Sheeran shared his experience of a heart-wrenching trip to Liberia, while Love Actually returned with a well-received sequel.
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