‘The Crown’ issues warning over Princess Diana’s eating disorder
LONDON: Netflix series ‘The Crown’ has come under hot waters over the depiction of Princess Diana’s eating disorder in the series.
In this regard, Netflix has issued a warning about Princess Diana’s bulimic ‘The Crown’. In the show, Princess Diana, played by Emma Corrin can be seen developing an eating disorder after getting engaged to Prince Charles.
She can then be seen vomiting unexpectedly after her marriage falls to pieces. The Crown makers have decided to put out viewer discretion warnings at the beginning of all 10 episodes of its fourth season.
“The following episodes include scenes of an eating disorder which some viewers may find troubling. Viewer discretion is required,” the warning reads. This is an unprecedented move by the creators of the drama. After all, it has previously featured scenes of war, a suicide bid, and will even include a terrorist attack in the new series.
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Netflix said that the Crown producers worked closely with the eating disorder charity, BEAT, to ensure that their portrayal of Princess Diana’s bulimia was both accurate to the disorder and sensitively handled. When viewers watch the series on Netflix they will see warning cards at the beginning of the episodes giving details of how to seek help if required.