March 28th, 2007

Give me rock or give me death

Bringing a soap into disrepute

An actor in Eastenders who beat up his girlfriend has apologised to the BBC and to viewers of the soap for bringing it into disrepute. Has he never watched the soap? This kind of thing happens all the time, and worse. Maybe he should be given a raise for bringing a touch of realism to the storylines.

Or perhaps, appearing in a programme with such high levels of violence, murder and alcoholism has affected his behaviour and he should sue them for mental cruelty. Never mind the effect it has on children, think of the poor actors who have to pretend to be wife-beating bullies for 2 hours a week. Oh, the humanity!

Apparently he did apologise to his girlfriend too.