Normal People producers ask for sex scenes to be removed from Pornhub 5 months ago

Normal People producers ask for sex scenes to be removed from Pornhub

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The producers of Normal People had to ask the show's scenes to be removed from Pornhub after a 22 minute compilation video appeared on the adult website.

Executive producer of the BBC and Hulu series, Ed Guiney, said that he was "hugely disappointed" that the scenes were shared in this way.

The compilation has since been removed from Pornhub due to copyright infringement.

"We’re hugely disappointed that excerpts from the series of Normal People have been used in this way," Guiney told Variety.

"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.”

Pornhub's vice president Corey Price said that the video was removed once the request was received.

“Pornhub is fully compliant with the law," he said. "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.”

This comes a few weeks after the immensely popular series was criticised by a small number of people in Ireland for being "pornographic."

Actor Paul Mescal later defended the series' depiction of sex stating that he was "incredibly proud" of the sex scenes. He also added that the show isn't entirely about sex, but a relationship as a whole.

"We worked really hard to make it feel like it was a real accurate and truthful representation of sex amongst young people," he told Ryan Tubridy on The Late Late Show.

"It's one aspect of the story and what it's really about is these two people coming together and drifting apart.

"It's actually something that I'm incredibly proud of and something that I'm really proud to see on Irish screens."