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Some Sick Bastards Decided To Put 'Watership Down' On Channel 5 Today

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Some Sick Bastards Decided To Put 'Watership Down' On Channel 5 Today

When I was a kid, I felt like Watership Down was a punishment. Why was it being put on? Had I been bad? Why were all the bunnies dying?

Well, someone at Channel 5 clearly hates kids as they've put the scarring film on for the second year in a row on Easter Sunday. In the middle of the day. Yikes.

The film isn't recommended for young children, as it contains quite a bit of violence. The film, released in 1978, is based on a book written by WWII veteran Richard Adams. You can tell where his inspiration comes from as rabbits are slaughtered all over the place in their quest to establish a new colony free of tyranny and human intervention.

As you can imagine, Twitter isn't too keen on their scheduling decision...

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A spokesperson for Channel 5 told Mirror Online: "Watership Down has become a seasonal tradition on Channel 5 so we've decided not to buck the trend in 2017.

"Whilst suitable for transmission in its timeslot, we recognise that the film may not appeal to everyone which is why there was clear advice before transmission and every programme segment as to the nature of the content."

Bright eyes, burning like fire... Excuse me, just going to go cry into a Creme Egg.

Featured Image Credit: Nepenthe Productions

Topics: Easter, Channel 5

Mel Ramsay
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