BBC EastEnders fans blast soap for 'normalising teenage pregnancy' in new Lily Slater storyline | The Sun

EASTENDERS viewers have slammed the soap for Lily Slater's "disgusting" storyline.

Lily Slater (Lilian Turner) fell pregnant with Ricky Mitchell's (Frankie Day) child at the age of just 12, but their storyline was branded "awful" for normalising teenage pregnancies.

Monday's episode saw Stacey Slater (Lacey Turner) all over the place but promised her pregnant daughter Lily that she'd be by her side at her 20-week scan.

Sadly, Stacey failed to keep her promise and Lily arrived at the hospital alone, while Stacey counselled Ricky Branning over his fears about fatherhood.

He said: "I ain't going. I can't do it being a dad, I'm an idiot."

Stacey replied: "Getting my daughter pregnant wasn't the brightest thing. Being a parent isn't easier."

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Ricky said: "What if I can't do it. I can't even go out and have fun or go out and get drunk."

She added: "It's a bit late now you just need to choose whether your going to be a good one. Come on we have a scan to get to. If she shouts at us for being late it's your fault."

Later on, Lily piled the pressure on Stacey when she announced she wanted to do a gender reveal party.

However viewers thought Lily's underage pregnancy was nothing to celebrate.

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Taking to Twitter, one said: "Why are #EastEnders normalising teenage pregnancies? Lily and Ricky Jr are practically babies themselves!"

Another wrote: "Is EastEnders ever gonna start treating the lily storyline how they should or is a 12 year old being pregnant just all fun and cute now?"

A third penned: "Stacey Slater spoilin’ that Lily with ice cream! Should be punishin’ ‘er for not keepin’ ‘er legs together if you asks me."

EastEnders airs Monday to Thursday at 7:30pm on BBC One.

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