Love/Hate has grown to become one of the most watched and popular Irish TV series. Depicting the dark underworld of crime in the country’s capital, the show touches on a variety of violent and disturbing themes. The show has secured a solid fan base, but some people claim that it is glorifying drug dealers and criminal gangs in the city and is not reflecting the true hardship and tragedy that comes with a life of crime.
RTE has already received a number of complaints about the show, but the latest letter received has many in the Donnybrook studios worried.
The IRA are the latest group to have expressed concerns over the show and made their opinions known this evening a head of the latest episode.
A letter, with an attached brick, was found carefully placed behind a broken window, in the studios main reception area. The IRA are said to have issues with the show’s portrayal of the republican gang. Their letter commented:
Love/Hate’s characterization of IRA members as alcoholics, rapists, drug users and abusive family men is grossly inaccurate and blatantly offensive. The show’s preoccupation with IRA members being involved in petty disputes, love triangles and drug running is the furthest thing away from the republican cause. Our members are honorable, honest family men, fighting for a cause much bigger than that expressed in this show. We ask that you cease to portray us in such a light.
The letter went on to threaten legal action against the state broadcaster if they continued with their “gross misrepresentation” of the republican organisation. RTE have yet to issue a response to their latest complaint, but are expected to do so early tomorrow. Some are suggesting that they may give up Craig Doyle as a peace offering in light of the complaint.
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