Gogglebox sparks complaints after Michael family complain people should 'stay ...

Gogglebox sparks Ofcom complaints as the Michael family complain people should just 'stay at home' during COVID-19 pandemic

By Laura Fox For Mailonline

Published: 08:52 BST, 17 September 2020 | Updated: 08:59 BST, 17 September 2020

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Gogglebox has sparked complaints to media watchdog Ofcom after the Michael family bemoaned the blame being placed on young people during the COVID-19 pandemic.

While watching a news segment about the introduction of the government's 'rule of six', son Louis complained that young people shouldn't be blamed for the current rise in cases.

His sister added that it should be the 'small group of people' most at risk who should be isolating at home, which also sparked backlash from fans on social media.

Controversy: Gogglebox has sparked complaints to media watchdog Ofcom after the Michael family bemoaned the blame being placed on young people during the COVID-19 pandemic

Controversy: Gogglebox has sparked complaints to media watchdog Ofcom after the Michael family bemoaned the blame being placed on young people during the COVID-19 pandemic

Gogglebox returned for its new series on Friday after a summer break, with the Michaels' discussion quickly turning to the ongoing pandemic.

Louis complained: 'As long as they're not going clubbing and picking up 18 or 19 year olds and taking them back to halls, things will be fine.

'It seems crazy that they were putting out all of these schemes like Eat Out To Help Out and trying basically to get everyone back to normal, and now they're blaming young people.'

Drama: The family claimed that young people shouldn't be blamed for the rise in cases, and those most at risk should just 'stay at home'

Drama: The family claimed that young people shouldn't be blamed for the rise in cases, and those most at risk should just 'stay at home'

Issues: Daughter Alex added: 'But to make everyone else put their lives on hold, it’s ridiculous'

Issues: Daughter Alex added: 'But to make everyone else put their lives on hold, it’s ridiculous'

His sister Alex

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