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Bridgerton fans furious over ‘mixed weight romance’ comments

Bridgerton fans furious over ‘mixed weight romance’ comments

Netflix viewers have rushed to social media to share their outrage over the concept

There's a whole bunch of stuff to be happy about when it comes to everyone's favourite period drama - Bridgerton.

From the stunning costumes to the extremely steamy sex scenes, it's clear Netflix viewers have been absolutely loving the latest in the Regency-era period drama.

However, there has been some backlash surrounding the much-loved TV show as of recent.

Whether that's fans being gutted over the disappointed season four update, or viewers threatening to boycott the series altogether after author Julia Quinn confirmed the future storyline.

And now the latest shock surrounding Bridgerton sees fans absolutely furious over the 'mixed-weight romance' comments.

Last week, Forbes put out an article titled 'Bridgerton: Are We Still Not Ready For A Mixed-Weight Romance On Screen?'.

The piece centres around Colin and Penelope's relationship, exploring people's reactions to their coupling while discussing examples of fatphobia emanating from other outlets which seemingly surrounds the pairing.

Since then, fans of the show have taken to social media to share their thoughts on the phrase 'mixed-weight' sharing screenshots of the article's title.

Nicola Coughlan and Luke Newton star in the third season of Bridgerton. (Netflix)
Nicola Coughlan and Luke Newton star in the third season of Bridgerton. (Netflix)

One X user penned: "Mixed-weight relationships I hate it here."

"MIXED-WEIGHT lmaoooo what about their 'mixed-height' or 'mixed-hair' jfc just let women exist," hit out a second, as a third echoed: "'Mixed-weight' ?????? Can women not just have bodies ?????"

"'Mixed-weight romance' lets just pack it up and press reset because what the actual f*ck," slammed a fourth while a fifth wrote: "The notion that we can or should describe a relationship as 'mixed-weight' is utterly heinous. Who came up with this?!"

A sixth lashed out: "Can you please stick 'mixed-weight romance', as a concept, up your a*se."

And another asked: "Surely all relationships are mixed-weight?"

Fans hit out against the 'mixed-weight romance' comments. (Netflix)
Fans hit out against the 'mixed-weight romance' comments. (Netflix)

Others took the opportunity to point out that these so-called 'mixed-weight' relationships have actually existed for ages - but no one seemed to bat an eye when it was a larger man with a smaller woman.

Many pointed to cartoons like The Simpsons, Family Guy and sitcoms like The King of Queens, as one X user explained: "Apparently it’s only 'mixed-weight romance' when the girl is bigger."

"Funny," quipped a second. "'Mixed-weight' relationships have been on screen for a long time. It’s only a problem when the woman is heavy."

A third chimed in: "I’m not sure we are ready for a 'mixed-weight romance' on screen… Wait, do sitcoms count?"

And another analysed: "I find it interesting how there are countless fictional couples in film and television where the man weighs more than the woman but people didn’t start writing articles about whatever the fuck a 'mixed-weight romance' is until it was the other way around."

Featured Image Credit: Karwai Tang/WireImage/Robert Okine/Getty Images

Topics: Bridgerton, TV And Film, Netflix, Nicola Coughlan, Sex and Relationships, Period Drama