Gogglebox stars criticised by viewers for making MeToo joke

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From Digital Spy

Gogglebox viewers have criticised star Ellie Warner after she made light of the #MeToo movement during Friday night's episode (September 20).

While watching footage of The 2019 World Chase Tag Championships with her sister Izzi, Ellie said that she had recently played a game based on tag with her friends, which they called #MeToo.

Describing the game, Ellie explained that she and her friends chased each other and tried to grab either their 'boob or bum' and they named it #MeToo.

Ellie's comments immediately caused a backlash from viewers on Twitter, who were outraged that she would make light of the #MeToo movement.

There was also criticism levelled at Channel 4 for deciding to keep the 'joke' in the broadcast.

One person wrote: "#Gogglebox did she really just make a joke about the #metoo movement? Horrific. It is NOT something you should joke about."

Another said: "Ellie on #Gogglebox making a joke about the #MeToo movement. Wow. Just wow @Channel4 not acceptable. To make a game of 'tag' into what she described... I'm in shock. Not on."

Digital Spy has reached out to Channel 4 for comment.

Ellie also attracted controversy earlier this year when she appeared to push her dog off a piece of furniture after spilling food on herself.

She later apologised for the incident on Twitter, writing: "Sorry everyone, was scolded by burning hot beans. The foot stool is literally a foot from the floor so Mick was not hurt. I love my dog and would never hurt him and I also would not let him eat Kentucky fried chicken as it is not suitable food for dogs."

Gogglebox airs Fridays at 9pm on Channel 4.

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