Bridgerton's sex scenes have reportedly ended up on porn sites

Bridgerton stars have been left 'horrified and angry' after sex scenes are found on porn sites

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We all fell in love with Bridgerton - from its lavish costumes to the gorgeous Bridgerton filming locations (opens in new tab), plot twists and risqué sex scenes. So it's no wonder the Bridgerton cast (opens in new tab) have found themselves in the spotlight over recent weeks—but not always for the best reasons. 

The show's success has taken a sinister and upsetting turn as several sex scenes have reportedly ended up on porn sites. 

Netflix is fighting against the sites that are illegally showing Bridgerton’s sex scenes, but the pirated scenes of the Netflix hit have reportedly already been viewed hundreds of thousands of times. The news has left cast members devastated, according to The Sun. 

An insider told the publication: “Bridgerton’s sex scenes appearing alongside some of the most obscene material the web has to offer has sparked horror and anger.” 

They went on to say: “It’s been particularly distressing for Phoebe and Regé-Jean Page (opens in new tab), two young actors who signed on for the role of a lifetime and did not consent to being exploited in this way.”

Phoebe Dyevnor (opens in new tab) (who plays Daphne Bridgerton) is reportedly very upset. She had previously said how proud she was of the sex scenes and how safe she felt during filming, saying how the scenes were important and there to tell the story, showing character growth. They weren’t sex scenes for the sake of it.

In an interview with Harper's Bazaar, she said: “I felt really safe as a woman, I think, particularly just knowing that I wasn’t going to be taken advantage of in any way. I thought everything I was doing was going to be for a reason.” 

The insider said that “Netflix has been working tirelessly to hunt down the pirates and eliminate misuse of their intellectual property”. They continued: “Anyone thinking about trying this will have the full force of the globe's biggest streaming service against them.”

Thankfully Netflix has managed to get several clips removed and others suspended after their warnings. Copyright breaches can carry jail sentences up to 10 years and unlimited fines. 

Naomi is a trainee News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team. She has a background in design, having studied Illustration at Plymouth University but has taken a leap into the world of journalism after always having a passion for writing. She currently writes pieces on fashion, wellbeing, and entertainment for GoodTo and My Imperfect Life and is training for an NCTJ Qualification. 

Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.