Eastenders Bosses Defend Gay Sex Scene Next To Open Coffin

Eastenders bosses have moved to defend their rather tasteless gay sex scene, in which Ben Mitchell and Paul Coker strip off next to a dead body in an open casket.

Needless to say, this scene would be pretty disgusting no matter the gender of the people involved, but the inclusion of the scene has generated enough of a uproar to get a response.

According to Ofcom, nearly 50 people complained regarding the scene and according to information from Ofcom, the main cause of concern was the setting rather than the fact that it was a gay sex scene.

A spokesperson said: “We had 48 complaints about the scene where a couple had sex in a funeral parlour, when there was an open casket in the room. We’ll assess these complaints before deciding whether to investigate or not.”

Naturally, many people took to social media to voice their disgust, with more than a few people saying that it “made them feel ill”. You can see a few of the responses below.

However, the BBC seemed to miss that most of the concerns were the setting, and instead chose to focus on the inclusion of a sex scene: “The millions of regular EastEnders fans who tune in each week know and expect dramatic storylines. We are always mindful of our time slot in which we are shown and the scenes in question were implied and not explicit.”