Normal People bosses issue takedown request to PornHub after sex scenes are shared on site

Joe Anderton
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From Digital Spy

Normal People has come out of nowhere and become everyone's favourite show of the moment, and when a show becomes incredibly popular, someone unfortunately always goes and uploads a compilation of the sex scenes to porn sites.

And after the BBC hit fell victim to the same fate, the producers of the show issued a takedown to Pornhub, which has since removed the compilation video.

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The show's executive producer Ed Guiney said in a statement to Variety: "We're hugely disappointed that excerpts from the series of Normal People have been used in this way. It's both a violation of copyright and more importantly, it's deeply disrespectful to the actors involved and to the wider creative team.

"We have taken appropriate steps to require that the content be removed from the platform with immediate effect."

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Meanwhile, Pornhub has also issued a statement, stating: "Pornhub is fully compliant with the law. We respect all copyright requests and as soon as we become aware of the existence of these types of videos on our site, we have them removed."

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While we at Digital Spy called the show "a masterclass of nudity on screen", there was a backlash over the number of sex scenes, especially in Ireland, where it has become a hotly-debated topic on the radio.

Connell actor Paul Mescal reacted to the backlash, and said that his own perspective of it is that "we worked hard to make it feel like it was a real, accurate and truthful representation of sex amongst young people.”

Normal People can be streamed now on iPlayer and continues on Mondays on BBC One at 9pm.

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