Fair City is facing backlash after airing an episode that viewers have dubbed very violent.
The show’s long-running storyline about Katy’s kidnapping is nearing it’s end, and Katy’s brother Emmet found out that Ciaran had been hiding his sister all along.
He confronted him which resulted in a fight and Ciaran forcing Emmet to drink what he thought was poison in exchange for his sister’s life.
Speaking to Philip Boucher Hayes on Joe Duffy’s Liveline on RTE Radio 1 on Monday, several viewers expressed their shock at the violent scenes.
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“It’s family viewing time and I just felt it wasn’t right,” said the first caller, who objected to the violence rather than the drinking of the poison.
Another caller said she felt it was “dreadful” and added, “I was shocked because I like Fair City. It’s a lovely programme but this aspect of it now I do not like.
“It’s dangerous really. We hear and see enough of violence and gunnings and shootings and everything else besides so seeing it demonstrated live as it were…”
Another again agreed with the previous callers but her main issue was with the suicide aspect.”I think the part where Emmet was being made to drink this – what we thought was poison – was really sort of horrific.”
Viewers are outraged that this storyline hasn’t come to an end yet.