Last night EastEnders came under fire after viewers complained to Ofcom over Carol Jackson using a swear word.
In last night’s episode of EastEnders, during a tense scene, Carol Jackson called her brother Max Branning a “complete and utter bastard”, after finding out that he was trying to get his daughter Abi to confess to Lucy’s murder.
The choice of words caused some debate on social media and the much loved soap received 29 official complaints to Ofcom.
A spokesman for Ofcom said: “We will assess these complaints before deciding whether to investigate of not”.
The writer of last night’s episode (30th July) Daran Little took to Twitter to apologise for any offence caused for using the word, but also added that it was the first time a soap has allowed him to use the word. The tweet has since been deleted.
This is the second time this month that EastEnders has received complaints. The first being an implied sex scene between Ben Mitchell and Paul Coker in the funeral parlour which gained 48 complaints.
What did you think? Did the word “bastard” offend you? Should it have been axed or broadcast after the watershed?