EMMERDALE viewers have been left in tears tonight as Laurel and Jai after they have been informed their unborn child has Down’s Syndrome.
The controversial storyline has sparked many feelings with lots of of individuals complaining to broadcasting regulator Ofcom.
Jai and Laurel received some surprising information on tonight’s Emmerdale
Throughout tonight’s episode the couple have been left devastated when a health care provider confirmed their child had chromosomal dysfunction Down’s syndrome.
The revelation precipitated viewers to get upset, with many taking to Twitter to share their despair and to level out the controversy across the present storyline.
One tweeted: “Having a child with down syndrome is not a foul factor.”
“Horrible information for Jay and Laurel within the hospital,” added one other.
The hospital confirmed their unborn child has Down’s Syndrome
Laurel was shocked to discovered the information and mechanically went into ‘sorting’ mode
Whereas a 3rd sobbed: “Having a baby with Downs symdrome could be a good factor. Individuals react in a different way. Laurel and Jai mustn’t see this as a hindrance or a setback. They’d be actually nice mother and father.”
On Monday’s episode when Laurel and Jai have been first informed their child may need a chromosome dysfunction, the mum-to-be was fast to investigate about abortion.
The upsetting scenes sparked an preliminary 265 official complaints to the TV watchdog.
The storyline has already gathered important backlash from Down’s teams and organisations in addition to individuals with Down’s and their households.
Jai was shell shocked and did not say a lot
Greater than 30,000 individuals have signed a petition demanding the storyline is axed, however bosses have insisted that gained’t occur.
One mum, Rachel Mewes, slammed the cleaning soap as “disgusting” and “irresponsible” as she stated it provides to the stigma her three-year-old daughter Betsy faces as a baby with Down’s Syndrome.
She stated: “Selling abortion of infants with Down’s syndrome by this storyline is completely disgusting.
The storyline has attracted a whole lot of controversy
“It violates the human rights of individuals with the situation, and their households, who shouldn’t be anticipated to should put up with such prejudice in mainstream media.
“It means that themselves or their youngster could be higher off useless. TV reveals are massive influencers in our society and that comes with accountability.”
Producers of the collection stated they consulted with “medical professionals, charities and fogeys with lived expertise”, however Rachel is adamant this was directed at those that have terminated pregnancies and never households with the syndrome itself.
The cleaning soap additionally got here underneath hearth by incapacity campaigner Adam Pearson, who known as the storyline “cliched”, highlighting that incapacity continues to be portrayed as a “demise sentence”, even in 2020.