Channel 4 show Gogglebox is seen by many Brits as the ultimate source of relaxation on a Friday evening.
After a busy week, many of us choose to tune into the show to catch up with hilarious characters like Pete and Sophie Sandiford, Giles and Mary, and of course, caravan park legends Lee and Jenny.
But Gogglebox found itself in hot water with some viewers after this Friday’s show, and now many are calling for a complete ban on one specific type of show being shown.
Complaints came rushing in after the Gogglebox cast were shown Netflix’s latest nature documentary series Animal, which follows some of the world’s most fascinating creatures.
No David Attenborough for this one. Instead it’s narrated by Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston, Parks and Recreations’ Rashida Jones, Bridesmaids’ Rebel Wilson and The Mandalorian’s Pedro Pascal.
The reality show featured a clip from the marsupials episode in which a pack of kangaroos is being chased by dingos.
When a kangaroo mother carrying her joey in her pouch started falling behind, both Goggleboxers and viewers at home started to become nervous.
But the sense of dread only increased when the young kangaroo started to fall out of the pouch and was eventually left behind by its mum for the dingos to feast on.
All of the show’s participants were horrified, says London Live.
It’s fair to say the moment did not land well with those watching at home either, with many branding the experience “traumatising”.
“Did youse have to show that part?” Wondered one viewer.
Another complained: “Honestly #gogglebox why every week do you bloody insist on showing these bloody nature programmes, as every week I have to switch off!”
“The nature programmes that they show are literally traumatising,” continued a third person while : “Why in every single bloody episode of #gogglebox is there a nature programme with some poor animal running for its life.”
A further commenter added: “Please stop showing horrific animal stories, like tonight’s Joey and Dingo clip. I avoid watching those programmes as they play on my mind, only to be tricked into watching them on your programme!! The warnings are too vague & insufficient.”
Another simply said: “STOP PUTTING THE HORRIBLE ANIMAL DEATHS ON.”
“WTF #Gogglebox?!?! You know you’re only supposed to ever show the animal getting away, escaping, running for it’s life and making it. That was not Friday night vibes at all” complained another.
While the programme quickly moved on to more lighthearted matters, with Jenny telling Lee about a time she left her baby in a pram outside the shops, viewers were still not over what they just saw, with : “this ‘funny’ story doesn’t make up for that kanga being… Eaten.”