So, Normal People Producers Had To Ask Pornhub To Take Sex Scenes Down From Their Site

They obviously just couldn't resist that chain

It had been reported that a removal request was issued by the producers of hit TV series Normal People after sex scenes taken from the show ended up on the pornography website.

According to reports, a 22-minute compilation of all of the steamiest scenes from the series made its way onto the site, but it has since been flagged and removed following the creator’s requests.

Since it landed on screens last month, the show has been continually commended for the manner in which sex is depicted. Although it has ruffled a few feathers along the way, causing many angry viewers to voice their opinions on RTE’s Liveline, praise the sensitive and honest sexual relationship between protagonist characters Connell and Marianne has far outweighed any negative.

Speaking to Variety about the situation, executive producer Ed Guiney said that the site may have misread the racy relationship, and took many of the scenes a little too literally.

“We’re hugely disappointed that excerpts from the series of Normal People have been used in this way,” he said.

“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,” he added.

Responding to the scenario, vice president of Pornhub, Corey Price told Variety: 

“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.”

The next two episodes of Normal People airs next Tuesday at 10.15 on RTE One.