Monday, December 30, 2013

Downton Abbey rape scene criticised as gratuitous plot device


"Although the episode was shown after the 9pm, many viewers felt the scene was inappropriate for a family drama.
Sabine Edwards tweeted that she felt "sick", adding: "Rape & violence against women are not entertainment tactics."
Vivienne Adams added: "I am v uncomfortable with plot turn by Julian F -- rape as entertainment."
Another said: "I realise that Downton Abbey is essentially just a big soap opera, but I absolutely hate when rape is used as a plot device.'"

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