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Gino D'Acampo tells fans he's ready to 'party all night' in snap with his two teenage sons

GINO D'Acampo tells fans he's ready to "party all night" in snap with his two teenage sons.

The This Morning chef, 43, shared a photo standing beside his sons Luci, 18, and Rocco, 15, at the Marina.

The D'Acampo family have spent their time in lockdown at their second home in Sardinia, Italy.

Gino wore a pair of cream chinos, with a black shirt, with his eldest Luci donning blue jeans and white linen shirt.

Middle child Rocco opted for white chinos and a striped blue shirt.

The proud dad-of-three captioned the post: "Ready to party all night with my boys.. @lucidacampo @roccodacampo GDx"


The bubbly 43-year-old married his wife Jessica in 2002 and they have three children together, Luci, Rocco and Mia, 7.

There's lots to celebrate for Gino, as he will be the host of the rebooted Family Fortunes when it returns later this year.

The regular version of the much-loved show, which features members of the public rather than celebrities, hasn’t aired since 2002 when Les Dennis was host.

But after being rested for nearly two decades, it will return to ITV later this year with Gino D’Acampo at the helm.

The Italian chef, 43, has been chosen as the ideal candidate to fill the shoes of original presenter Bob Monkhouse, and his successors Max Bygraves and Coronation Street actor Les.

The show, which sees two families providing answers to everyday questions surveyed to the British public, ran for more than 20 series before it was taken off TV.

An ITV source said: “Family Fortunes is one of TV’s most-loved formats and ITV have been looking at when it might be right to bring it back.

“After a successful pilot earlier this year, they’re putting it back on primetime where it belongs.

“Gino is all but signed and they think he will bring his own unique brand of enthusiasm and charisma to the show.”

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'The Office' Fans Agree on the 'Weirdest Episode in Office History'

After Michael Scott (played by Steve Carell) left The Office, things certainly changed. The Dunder Mifflin Scranton employees filtered through a series of bosses with their own notable idiosyncrasies. One of those bosses was Robert California (played by James Spader), a duplicitous wrestling enthusiast who goes through (another) divorce during his time with Dunder Mifflin/Sabre.

‘The Office’ ‘Pool Party’ episode

In Season 8, Episode 12, “Pool Party,” Robert hosts the employees of Dunder Mifflin at a party at his house. He’d been lamenting about how he never used his (now-for-sale) mansion for wild, raging parties, as was his original intention. So Kevin suggests he have a pool party for the office. He does, and things get weird.

Andy brings his girlfriend, Jessica, to the party, which makes Erin jealous. In an effort to make Andy jealous, Erin convinces Dwight to flirt with her all night. Dwight agrees because he thinks Erin chose him because he’s the “manliest man in the office.” However, Andy is preoccupied because, somewhere at the party, Andy accidentally dropped the ring he was going to propose to Jessica with. So he spends much of the evening trying to locate it.

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In the end, Dwight asks Andy if it’d be alright if he pursued Erin (just to see what he’d say so he can report back to Erin). Andy tells Dwight to please take things slowly with Erin and Dwight tells Andy he’s an idiot. When he reports back to Erin she’s thrilled to hear Andy is confused.

Meanwhile, Robert California is giving the rest of the office a tour of his home. Jim tries to sneak away repeatedly and is only able to do so after Robert jumps in the pool naked, creating the perfect diversion.

How ‘The Office’ fans feel about ‘Pool Party’

The Office Instagram recently posted a clip from “Pool Party,” and fans quickly took to the comments to name the episode the “weirdest office episode in history!!”

“This episode was…. it was. Let’s just leave it at that,” commented one fan of the show.

To some fans, the episode completely missed the mark.

“This was my least fave episode. Just creepy all around. I blame Spader,” wrote one Instagram user.

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While others didn’t think it was so bad.

“weird a** episode but i laughed,” commented another fan.

However, though they appear to be in the minority, some fans really enjoyed the episode. It was just weird enough.

“Honestly this is my favorite post-Michael episode,” wrote one person.

RELATED: Why Steve Carell Was ‘Very Quiet’ About Leaving ‘The Office’

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Charlie Puth Asks BTS’ Fans to Be ‘Nicer’ After Being Accused of Using the Group for ‘Clout’

Charlie, who previously had a duet of ‘We Don’t Talk Anymore’ with BTS member Jungkook, also urges them to stop ‘this dangerous, toxic, internet screaming match between ‘fandoms’.’

AceShowbiz -BTS’ (Bangtan Boys) fandom ARMY is known for being brutal and the latest victim of their online trolling apparently is Charlie Puth. After they spammed his TikTok account’s comment section, the “We Don’t Talk Anymore” singer took to Twitter to call the fandom out.

“I don’t usually pay any mind to things like this, but something has to be said. This dangerous, toxic, internet screaming match between ‘fandoms’ has to stop,” so he wrote on Sunday, July 5. “I’m 28 years old, so it doesn’t really mean anything to me when some person I don’t know writes a nasty message to me saying things like ‘I used BTS for clout’. I don’t know what that means.”

Charlie, who previously had a duet of “We Don’t Talk Anymore” with BTS member Jungkook, then shared that he adored the South Korean boyband, who is also made of RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin and V. “I love those guys and they are super talented,” he said.

“But what I do know is that 10 years ago, language like this directed towards me would’ve affected me deeply in a very negative way. And I’m thinking about all the other younger kids on twitter seeing stuff like this on a daily basis,” he went on to write.

Concluding his rant, he urged ARMY to “be nicer to each other on here. No more screaming about made up nonsense. It does nobody any good. We all need to love each other MORE THAN EVER RIGHT NOW.”

Charlie Puth called out BTS’ fandom.

In response to Charlie’s tweet, one fan decided to apologize to the singer on behalf of fellow “mature” BTS fans. “Hi Charlie,” the fan wrote. “I apologize on behalf of the mature ARMY. This is so embarrassing and thank you for being mature about this topic against you. Hope that you still have good eyes towards BTS. The fan doesn’t reflect their artist 100% which i’m sure u understand. Thank you and be happy.”

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Fans Are Begging Taylor Swift to Somehow Stop Kanye West From Running for President

On July 4, Kanye West tweeted that he plans to run for president in 2020, and some feel that it is up to Taylor Swift to stop him. The rapper’s announcement earned the immediate support of Kim Kardashian West and Elon Musk, while others are skeptical on if West even plans to run. Regardless, social media was filled with posts begging Swift to try and stop West from running for president.

Kanye West tweeted that he planned to run

The evening of July 4, West announced on Twitter that he would run for president later this year.

“We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future. I am running for president of the United States ! #2020VISION,” he wrote on Twitter.

Kardashian West, his wife, shared his tweet with an American flag emoji, showing her support. Tesla CEO Elon Musk also endorsed West for president and tweeted, “You have my full support!”

RELATED: Will Kanye West Really Run For President?

This is not the first time West has said he plans to run for president. At the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards he ended his acceptance speech for the Video Vanguard Award by saying he would run in 2020.

Fans want Taylor Swift to stop Kanye West

Because Swift has become more involved in politics over the past couple of years and has feuded with West in the past, some have been expecting the singer to condemn West’s run for president. On Twitter, some fans joked about Swift running herself to stop him, while others begged for her to speak out against West.

“If Kanye is serious about running for President, it is Taylor Swifts official patriotic duty to shut him down,” one Twitter user wrote.

“If Kanye gets elected as president, I want Taylor Swift to gate crash his first speech and say something like, ‘Yo Kanye, I’m happy for you, imma let you finish but I think Beyoncé deserves to be president instead.’ #KanyeWest #Kanye2020,” a fan tweeted.

RELATED: Taylor Swift Calls Out Donald Trump on Twitter and Promises to ‘Vote’ Him ‘Out’ of Office

Taylor Swift caused someone else not to run for public office

While some might think that asking Swift to do something is far-fetched, she is the reason Scooter Braun decided not to run for any public office. Ever since Braun purchased Swift’s former label Big Machine Records and the masters to her first six albums, the two have been at odds. Swift has repeatedly called Braun out for being power-hungry when it comes to her music, while Braun has denied her accusations.

In an interview with GQ UK, Bruan admitted the feud dissuaded him from running for public office.

“Public office is something I’ve thought about in the past, but only because I get very frustrated by a lack of leadership. The reason I have shied away from it is because I have young children and I have to be careful… Recently I was attacked very publicly by someone I don’t know, someone who refused to have a conversation with me, and I wish that person nothing but the best and hope that one day a dialogue is had, because I think it all could have been avoided with proper dialogue,” Braun said.

He continued, “But what it did teach me was that if my children were teenagers, if they were a little bit older, this could have been very hard for them. And I don’t know if I’m comfortable being in public office knowing the amount of ridicule and exposure you get and I don’t know if I want to put my children through that. So right now I’m trying to do the best I can from the private sector.”

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Katy Perry Just Freaked Fans Out With Her Pregnant Swollen Belly Button

Singer Katy Perry and her fiancé actor, Orlando Bloom are expecting a baby girl any day now. Perry announced her pregnancy in March 2020 when she released her music video, “Never Worn White.” Though she and Bloom had planned to tie the knot this year, the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and life itself had other plans for the “Dark Horse” vocalist.

As she waits to welcome her little one into the world, Perry just shocked fans with a startling revelation about her pregnancy.

Inside Katy Perry pregnancy announcement

Just before dropping “Never Worn White,” Perry got on Instagram Live to tease her fans, aptly called the  “Katy Cats” about all of the massive changes in her life.

“There’s a lot that’s happening this summer. Not only will I be giving birth, literally, and figuratively…to something you guys have been waiting for,” Perry said. “I’m excited, we’re excited, and happy. It’s probably the longest secret I’ve ever had to keep. I thought I would tell you guys in the best way through a piece of music. While it’s not the lead single, it’s a good way to start out. I had to reveal it [the pregnancy] at some point. It’s getting pretty obvious.”

At the end of the video, the American Idol judge can be seen wearing white and rubbing her belly.

Orlando Bloom is excited to become a girl dad

Perry isn’t the only one anticipating her baby girl’s arrival. Bloom is also thrilled to have a little one on the way. The Lord of the Rings actor shares a 9-year-old son, Flynn, with this ex-wife, model Miranda Kerr.

“I’m excited,” he told Good Morning America. “It’s a magical time, you know when an angel pops into the planet, which is what it feels like for me.”I just love those quiet times at night when the world feels like it’s asleep and you’ve got a sleeping baby.”

Though the pair have had to put their wedding on hold, it appears that they have will have their hands full with other things.

Katy Perry just showed off her swollen belly button

Still, pregnancy has had some interesting side effects for Perry. Since we’re all still stuck in the house, Perry decided to entertain her fans on her Instagram stories with something she’s been experiencing. “You guys want to see something gross?” she quipped.

She then showcased a photo of her extremely swollen belly button which is now a fully distended belly button. Sometimes in pregnancy, a woman’s belly button turns inside out. According to Cleveland Clinic,

Sometimes a growing baby in the uterus can put so much pressure on a woman’s abdominal wall that her normally ‘innie’ belly button becomes an ‘outie,’ It typically happens in the second or third trimester of pregnancy, most commonly around 26 weeks.

Despite this very startling pregnancy side-effect, Perry is in great spirits. She finished off her series of Instagram stories asking,  “But do you guys want to see something gorgeous?” She then snapped a photo of her fully dolled up face, captioning this photo, “clickbait bish.”

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KSI leaves Twitter as fans troll him over trypophobia

KSI has decided to take a break from Twitter.

In a now-deleted tweet, the YouTube star said he would be away from the social media site ‘for the forseeable future’.

A further tweet read: ‘Blame the sidemen video lmao.’

The latest video from the Sidemen quizzed the members on what their fans thought of them.

One question asked what people voted as KSI’s irrational fear and the popular answer was trypophobia, a fear of irregular clusters of small holes.

In the video, Sidemen member Harry Lewis aka W2S joked that his followers should send KSI pictures to set off his trypophobia.

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‘Then I won’t be on Twitter,’ the rapper replied.

Despite KSI – real name Olajide ‘JJ’ Olatunji – putting ‘Forehead’ as his answer, people still tweeted pictures of small holes at him to wind him up.

KSI briefly came back to his Twitter account to announce that there will be a Sidemen ‘football event’ taking place in 2021.

Given that he has already deleted the tweets about him quitting, maybe his little break is over already?

The British YouTube star recently unveiled his debut album Dissimulation, promising fans he would shave his head if it got to number one.

But just as it looked like he would be getting exactly what he wished for, he then pleaded with his followers to stop listening to his music.

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Michael Cohen wishes fans a happy Fourth of July as critics rip restaurant romp

Recently sprung jailbird Michael Cohen wished his Twitter followers a happy July 4th — just hours after being splashed on The Post’s front page, dining al fresco at a posh Upper East Side restaurant.

“Wishing everyone a #safe and #happy #4thofJuly2020,” President Trump’s former lawyer posted in a 7:28 a.m tweet, which featured an image of an American flag and fireworks.

Cohen, 53, was released from the Federal Correctional Institution at Otisville, New York on May 20 over COVID-19 concerns. He’s supposed to be serving three-year sentence for his role in paying hush money to porn star Stormy Daniels and Playboy model Karen McDougal, bank fraud, tax evasion and lying to Congress.

At the time of his release, Cohen was only 10 months into his prison term.

Experts, such as ex-federal Bureau of Prisons official Cameron Lindsay, have said the jaunt to Le Bilboquet didn’t pass the smell test.

“I find it unusual that he’s out to dinner,” said Lindsay,  now working as an expert witness and consultant.

Cohen’s lawyer Jeffrey K. Levine, insisted that Cohen “is currently on furlough” and “did not violate any of the terms and conditions of his release.”

Some former Trump staffers ripped Cohen’s snack attack.

“Michael Cohen eating at NYC restaurant could land him back in prison. Revoke his bail?” tweeted Corey Lewandowski, a former manager for Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.

Former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser Carter Page branded the display an “ostentatious summertime scene.”

The president’s son, Donald Trump Jr., also weighed in.

“Don’t worry they’ll only enforce a crime against someone who’s pro ⁦Trump⁩ not someone who tries to turns against him for a lesser sentence. I’m sure Michael, won’t get in trouble for breaking the terms of his house arrest he’s above the law,” he said in a tweet of his own.

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Louise Redknapp sends fans wild with sizzling bra snap

LOUISE Redknapp gave fans a sizzling start to the weekend as she stripped to a semi-sheer bra for a sexy selfie.

The popstar, 45, was detailing her snug night in on her Instagram page, which saw the lacy blue lingerie and cosy pink trousers as her relaxed uniform.

The cute yet flirty attire flashed her tanned, toned figure and the former Strictly Come Dancing star added sass to her social media pose by running her fingers through her hair.

She struck a sultry pout as she stared directly into the camera.

Mum of two Louise finished her look with a long gold crucifix necklace and two shorter silver chains around her neck.

The former Eternal singer simply captioned the snap: "Comfies," with a pink love heart Emoji yet fans were quick to gush over her fresh-faced appearance.

One gushed: "My teenage crush is now my mid life crisis haha stunning."

Another posted: "Fitter than fit on a fit day! X" as one rounded off with the word: "Stunning."

A fan then wrote: "Amazing, Natural beauty x"

Lousie uploaded another series of shots, featuring her own brand joggers, in a black and white filter with a series of four cute looks.


Footballer Jamie Redknapp's ex showed things were civil with her former husband, father to their two boys, with a sweet Father's Day tribute last month.

She also recently told how she was ready to move on following their shock split in 2017.

She said it has been the toughest time of her life and she hasn’t spent a day alone in the past year as she “struggles” to cope on her own.

She told The Sun: “I’m very single at the moment, which is not a good thing.

“My eldest is 15 and super-protective over me. But he knows he can talk to me about anything and doesn’t need to be embarrassed, I’m so open.

“One morning he said to me, ‘If you ever did want to go on a date, I’d be OK with it’.

“It was actually a big moment as he’d always been quite vocal that I’d never go on a date."

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Netflix fans rejoice after the site adds a 'remove from row' option

Netflix subscribers rejoice after the streaming service allows users to remove shows from their ‘continue watching’ list so they can hide their ’embarrassing’ viewing choices

  • Netflix viewers rejoice after streaming service adds a ‘remove from row’ option
  • Users are able to remove the programmes and shows from ‘continue watching’ 
  • The ‘Continue Watching’ bar can quickly fill up with a multitude of programmes

Netflix viewers are rejoicing after the streaming service added a ‘remove from row’ option to the ‘continue watching’ bar which allows subscribers to delete ’embarrassing picks’. 

When you open the US-based site on your TV or mobile device, a list of the films and shows that have been paused midway through pop up in the ‘continue watching’ bar.

However, while the automatic feature allows viewers to quickly locate shows they are watching, the bar can quickly fill up with a multitude of programmes that users may have clicked on out of curiosity or switched off after the credits started to roll. 

But now, Netflix fans are able to remove the programmes and shows from the ‘continue watching’ dock that they are unlikely to return to, with viewers claiming the move is ‘beautiful’. 

Netflix viewers rejoiced after the streaming service added a ‘remove from row’ option to the ‘Continue Watching’ bar

One delighted user tweeted: ‘Omg thank you Netflix for finally adding an option to remove movies/series you don’t wanna continue watching…yaaaaassssss that’s what I’m talkin bout!!!’ 

Another subscriber wrote: ‘Netflix finally added the ‘remove from continue watching’ feature so I don’t have to look at the shows I was watching with my ex and be sad for a hot sec. Nice.’ 

‘NETFLIX FINALLY ADDED A REMOVE FROM CONTINUE WATCHING OPTION IN HOMEPAGE YESSS’, a third user penned. 

Others were pleased that they could finally delete all of the bad recommendations they were given, so they no longer appeared in their ‘continue watching’ bar.

‘Continue Watching’ bar can quickly fill up with a multitude of programmes that users may have clicked on out of curiosity

‘Netflix lets you delete ‘continue watching’ titles. Finally I can get rid of trash recommendations.’ 

Another wrote: ‘Netflix at last has given me the option to delete embarrassing picks from my ‘continue watching’ list and I think that’s beautiful’. 

‘Netflix is finally letting us remove s*** from the continue watching row,’ one pleased subscriber tweeted alongside confetti emojis.

Netflix fans are able to remove the programmes and shows from the ‘continue watching’ dock that they are unlikely to return to with viewers claiming the move is ‘beautiful’

To access the feature on a desktop (PC or Mac), users need to hover over their profile icon on the right-hand corner of their screen before selecting ‘Account’ from the drop-down menu. 

After scrolling down to ‘Profile and Parental Controls’, click the down arrow on the profile and select ‘view’ on ‘viewing activity’. 

The list documents all of the shows in the ‘Continue Watching’ bar along with the date and an icon showing a circle with a line through it to indicate ‘hide from viewing history’ at the end of each row.  

After selecting this icon, Netflix gives you a second option to confirm you want to definitely ‘hide series’.

To access the feature on a desktop (PC or Mac), users need to hover over their profile icon on the right-hand corner of their screen (pictured)

Select ‘Account’ (pictured) from the drop-down menu to access the viewing features to remove shows 

The streaming service states: ‘Within 24 hours, [insert show] will no longer appear in the Netflix service as a title you have watched, and will no longer be used to make recommendations to you, unless you watch it again.’ 

To remove titles on the Netflix app (Android or iOS) users need to select the desired profile and click on ‘Home’ tab. 

After scrolling down to the ‘Continue Watching’ list and below each show is three-dotted icon. 

After scrolling down to ‘Profile and Parental Controls’, click the down arrow on the profile and select ‘view’ on ‘viewing activity’

The list documents all of the shows in the ‘Continue Watching’ bar along with the date and an icon showing a circle with a line through it to indicate ‘hide from viewing history’ at the end of each row

The streaming service states: ‘Within 24 hours, [insert show] will no longer appear in the Netflix service as a title you have watched’ 

Click on ‘Remove From Row’ before confirming the decision by pressing ‘OK’. 

A Netflix spokesman told FEMAIL: ‘We constantly look to make the Netflix experience more intuitive. 

‘The update to the mobile menu groups a few existing options – downloading a show or movie, rating it, or removing it from Continue Watching – and makes them more convenient.’

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Television fans have noticed problems with 'problematic' scenes

Fans rewatching noughties TV shows during lockdown slam ‘problematic’ content including ‘normalising’ rape in Gossip Girl, and ‘romanticising paedophilia’ in Pretty Little Liars – so how does YOUR favourite stack up?

  • Social media users pointed out ‘problematic and dated’ content in old TV shows
  • Highlighted scenes of ‘normalised abuse’, constant ‘fat-shaming’ of characters 
  • The shows included Gossip Girl, How I Met Your Mother and Pretty little Liars 

Some TV shows are hailed as timeless, but for others ‘outdated’ themes and ‘problematic’ storylines means they have not aged well. 

During lockdown many have found comfort in watching their favourite old shows, but some have noticed uncomfortable content prompting them criticise the programmes on social media.

The gripes include scenes of ‘normalised abuse’ in Gossip Girl after Chuck Bass’s attempted rape was overlooked, as well as Sex and The City characters claiming that bisexuality is ‘greedy and not real’. 

Here FEMAIL reveals examples of the shows viewers have found disturbing since re-watching them over the pandemic.  

Desperate Housewives

Pictured,Bree Van de Kamp (Marcia Cross) sends her son Andrew (Shawn Pyfrom) in Desperate Housewives 

Users took to Twitter to ask why the show had not received criticism for it’s controversial storyline 

In American soap opera Desperate Housewives, character Bree Van de Kamp (Marcia Cross) sends her son Andrew (Shawn Pyfrom) to gay conversion camp after he revealed his homosexuality. 

After revealing he was attracted to men, Bree tries to convince Andrew to enroll in Christian conversion counselling – however her son refuses saying ‘I’m not confused. I know exactly who I am.’

This deeply upsets Bree, who tells him he has to change or he will not be able to stay with her, and after Andrew seduces Bree’s boyfriend she abandons him on the side of the road. 

In the scene she says: ‘Every child deserves to be loved unconditionally, and I thought that was the kind of love I had for you. Maybe if I had it would have been different’. 

Later she adds: ‘I just can’t be around you anymore I’m not strong enough.’  

One user said of the scene: ‘Andrew is the best character in Desperate Housewives for blackmailing Bree when she tries to send him to boot camp for being gay.’ 

‘Desperate Housewives spoilers WHY has Bree not got any flack for abandoning her kid for being gay?’, added another. 

Pretty Little Liars 

Pictured, Aria (Lucy Hale) and Ezra (Ian Harding) kissing in the bathroom in Pretty Little Liars 

Viewers commented on the  inappropriate relationship Aria had with with her adult teacher

Drama series Pretty Little Liars ran from 2010-2017 and follows the lives of four high school girls whose lives falls apart after the disappearance of their friend Alison (Sasha Pieterse).  

Throughout the show, Aria (Lucy Hale) has an inappropriate relationship with her adult teacher Ezra (Ian Harding) and after a tumultuous relationship, the pair end up getting married. 

The show is set in Pennsylvania where the age of consent is 16, but only allows 16 and 17 year-olds to consent to those under the age of 18. 

Originally, viewers are led to believe that 20-something English teacher Ezra had no idea 16-year-old Aria was underage when the pair met in a bar and had sex in the bathroom.  

However in season four of the show, it’s revealed that the teacher knew all along that Aria was under the legal consenting age and was in fact trying to grow close to her to get information about her dead friend.  

Several viewers have pointed out the inappropriate relationship, accusing the show of ‘promoting rape culture’ by normalising such behaviour. 

‘Can we talk about how problematic the relationship between Arya and Ezra was on Pretty Little Liars?, wrote one. 

‘It taught young impressionable women that it’s normal/ hot for your older 30+ year old teacher to want to f*** you. It romanticized paedophelia and promotes rape culture’, said another. 

Gossip Girl

In the show’s  first episode, character Chuck Bass (Ed Westwick) is seen attempting to rape fourteen year-old-Jenny Humphries (Taylor Momsen), who narrowly escapes the assault after being pinned down on a nightclub roof

Teen drama Gossip Girl about the scandalous lives of Manhattan’s elite ran from 2007-2012 followed a group of rich teenagers living in New York. 

In one of the show’s episodes, character Chuck Bass (Ed Westwick) is seen attempting to rape fourteen year-old-Jenny Humphries (Taylor Momsen), who narrowly escapes the assault after being pinned down on a nightclub roof.  

Despite the assault, there are no ramifications of his actions and the character continues to objectify women and behave in an entitled and misogynistic throughout the series. 

His character is even seen sleeping with Jenny once again later in the series, with nearly no mention of the former assault. 

Viewers called out the show for normalising the abuse and acting as if Chuck were a ‘new man’ simply because he was a teenager when the assault took place.  

One wrote: ‘Rewatching Gossip Girl and I completely forgot about the plot line where chuck tried to rape Jenny when she was 14 and then later everyone finds out and is like, oh well, the past is in the past, we should forgive him, he’s a new man?’.

How I Met Your Mother  

Pictured, Ted (Josh Radnor) and  Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) in a bar on How I Met Your Mother 

Twitter users have claimed this episode is a prime example of why the character was ‘very problematic’

American sitcom How I Met Your Mother follows main character, Ted Mosby (Josh Radnor) , and his group of friends in New York City –  including ladies’ man Barney Stinson (Neil Patrick-Harris). 

The show has come under fire for it’s tone deaf comments about women, particularly from chauvinistic character Barney – whose womanising extends to an entire episode dedicated to his ‘Playbook’ of how to manipulate women into sex. 

In season 4, episode three, Barney attempts to pick up a woman by pretending to be a lesbian which Twitter users have claimed is a prime example of why the character was ‘very problematic’. 

The user said: ‘How I met your mother 5.5/10 -I discovered the LGTB community because of it -it was because Barney wanted to go to a lesbian club -very problematic -A really big part of my childhood.’ 

Friends  

Pictured: Courteney Cox as Monica Geller while overweight during a flashback scene of ‘Friends’ 

One trope which has struck a chord with recent viewers is the constant ‘fat-shaming’ of character Monica (Courtney Cox) who used to be overweight 

Cult classic television sitcom Friends is one of the most popular in history, however since it’s arrival on Netflix, it’s come under fire for some of it’s ‘problematic’ scenes.  

One trope which has struck a chord with recent viewers is the constant ‘fat-shaming’ of character Monica (Courtney Cox) who used to be overweight. 

In one episode, Monica overhears Chandler (Matthew Perry) saying he doesn’t want to be left in the house with his ‘fat sister’, encouraging Monica to lose weight and later marry Chandler. 

‘You know what the problem is?’ , wrote one user, ‘The fact that y’all advocate against fat shaming on social media but laugh at the fact that friends fat-shamed Monica over and over again.’

The user points out an example of : ‘When Ross tells Chandler that he wasn’t shallow, just that Monica was ‘that fat”.  

Another user highlighted scenes where Monica is teased over her binge-eating, ‘knowing she has a problem’ with her relationship with food. 

The user said: ‘I love Friends but the one thing I hate about it is how the characters make fun of fat Monica and tease her with food, like in season three when Ross is selling the girl scout cookies and he knows she had a problem with binging on them.’

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia 

Pictured, Danny DeVito, Charlie Day, Rob McElhenney, Kaitlin Olson, and Glenn Howerton in It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia in 2005 

Replying to an article about incarcerated women being unable to give sexual consent, one user wrote: ‘I usually don’t reference It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia in terms of civil rights’ 

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia is an American sitcom that premiered in 2005 and is the longest-running live-action comedy series in American television history. 

In season five episode, ‘The Gang Buys a Boat’, womaniser Dennis (Glenn Howerton)  is heard explaining his theory about sexual consent, claiming woman aboard a boat would not say no to intercourse  ‘because of the implications’. 

Character Mac (Rob McElhenney) gets confused at the dark nature of the subject, as the ‘implication’ sounds an awful lot like rape on the open ocean should the woman refuse.

Replying to an article about incarcerated women being unable to give sexual consent, one user wrote: ‘I usually don’t reference It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia in terms of civil rights. 

‘But a woman ‘consenting’ in this instance reminds me how Dennis Reynolds wanted to bring woman on a boat to have sex with because they’d ‘consent’ due to the implication they’d be killed if not.’ 

Sex and The City 

Pictured, Cynthia Nixon, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and  Sarah Jessica Parker  on the set of Sex and The City

Sex and The City was broadcast on the HBO network from 1998 until 2004 and revolves around the sex lives of four women living in New York City. 

In episode entitled ‘Boy, Girl, Boy, Girl’, Carrie is seen telling her friends, Charlotte Miranda and Samantha, about her latest boyfriend, Sean. 

After discovering the man she was dating is bisexual, Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker) says that it’s ‘weird’ he was so open about his sexuality, and claimed that bisexuality didn’t even exist. 

Discussing the revelation over lunch, she says: ‘The weird thing is he was so open about it, you know, “hi, i’m a bisexual” like “Hi i’m from Colorado or something”.’ 

Viewers took to Twitter to share their anger over the ‘problematic’ show, with one saying that scene in particular had not aged well

Later, she adds: ‘I’m not even sure bisexuality exists, I think it’s just a layover on the way to gaytown. When did this happen? When did the sexes get so confused?’. 

Menawhile Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) accuses her date of being ‘greedy and double dipping’ while Charlotte (Kristin Davis) says the man should ‘pick a side and stay there’. 

Sharing the clip on Twitter, one user wrote: ‘I already didn’t like Sex and the City, but OOOOF this did not age well.’  

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