AN IRISH Archbishop has called for RTÉ to cancel the series Normal People ahead of tomorrow's episode, which shows full-frontal male nudity and 'the longest sex scene ever aired on Irish television'.
Normal People first aired on RTÉ two weeks ago, with a double episode every Tuesday, and while feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, it has outraged some for its graphic love scenes-- and caused a fiery debate on radio show Liveline last week (You can read more about that here.)
This outrage is likely about to get new life head of tomorrow's episode, which allegedly contains the longest sex scene ever to air on Irish television, and shows Connell, played by Paul Mescal, bare it all.
Most likely, those who were outraged at the first two episodes have learned to change the channel when the show airs, but one independent Bishop is demanding that RTÉ cancel the series completely, saying it is "morally wrong".
Bishop Michael Cox told The Irish Sun that it will be "an outrage" for RTÉ to go ahead with airing the show, as "morally it is wrong".
"Showing a grown man fully naked on TV? It would offend any right-minded human being.
"Young teenagers will be watching this, even married couples in their own homes. It is outrageous and should be stopped".
The incredibly popular TV series is "improper" and "blasphemous to the almighty God," Bishop Cox continued.
He went on to suggest that it could be responsible for the coronavirus pandemic, saying "I'm not surprised we have Covid-19 with this sort of stuff on TV".
"Do I think these outrages are responsible for the Coronavirus? I think people should read the Bible and find out".
Bishop Cox, who is a member of the Tridentine wing of the Catholic Church, is no stranger to petitioning RTÉ: in the 1980's, he publicly performed an exorcism at the gates to the broadcaster's headquarters in Donnybrook and claimed their equipment went haywire "and Gerry Ryan was sick as a dog for three days".