Scousers livid as This Is Liverpool shows sleazy romps, boobs & lots of bums!
We reported yesterday that E4 were preparing themselves for a bit of a backlash, as they moved towards the launch date for their new series, This Is Liverpool.
A trailer for the show was released on Monday and by last night it had been viewed more than 600,000 times. Community leaders from the area were up in arms and launched a petition and a number of Facebook pages in a bid to have the show banned.
This Is Liverpool was set to air it’s pilot in two week’s time and if the ratings were good, bosses were hoping to run with a full series.
The preview clip showed young Liverpool hopefuls stripping off, fighting in the street and hitting the clubs and while production company Phenomenal TV claim to have focused on ‘real people’ and an ‘honest’ view of the city, many local people blasted the trailer, saying it’s showing them in a sleazy light.
This morning The Daily Star reported that Channel 4 bosses have decided not to screen the pilot after all.
Execs were said to be concerned the show would become the “new Benefits Street” and cause furore amongst Scousers.
However show star Chelsey Harwood has denied the claims.
Harwood has become quite the centre of attention, after she was seen in the trailer admitting that she was born a boy.
She insists that interest in the show has already been ‘massive’ and that despite the petitions and protests, This Is Liverpool will be coming to our screens very, very soon.
The blonde Liverpudlian has already had a taste of fame but it hasn’t been a wholly positive experience. She’s become the target of internet trolls and haters and her Facebook page was filled with abusive comments last night. Chelsey was branded a dog, a tramp and much, much worse.
The show hasn’t aired and Harwood has been forced to defend herself already. She posted last night saying:
“Before calling me a disgrace to liverpool try looking at what you are writing to me pages and pages of hate mail and for what exactly?? Daring to be different i feel sorry for your kids more than myself”
Have a watch of the This Is Liverpool trailer and let us know what you think below….