Anatomy Of A Scandal viewers mock Rupert Friend’s ‘terrible and funny’ behavior

‘This is terrible and funny!’ Anatomy Of A Scandal viewers mocked Rupert Friend’s VERY strange behavior after his character was accused of rape

Anatomy Of A Scandal has been brutally ridiculed by viewers for its ‘terrible and funny’ ending to its opening episode following its release on Netflix on Friday.

The series, which saw Rupert Friend take on the role of a disgraced MP who is accused of sexually assaulting a young political aide, saw its first episode end with his character oddly re-enacting a gut punch after being approached by police.

The clip, which was shared by a fan on Twitter over the weekend, eventually went viral, with one fan tweeting that they nearly ‘spit up their food’ while watching the scene.

Strange!  Anatomy Of A Scandal has been brutally mocked by viewers for its 'horrific and funny' ending to its opening episode after its release on Netflix on Friday.

Strange! Anatomy Of A Scandal has been brutally mocked by viewers for its ‘horrific and funny’ ending to its opening episode after its release on Netflix on Friday.

The series, sees immigration minister James Whitehouse (Friend) confronted with accusations he sexually assaulted a young maid named Olivia (Naomi Scott) and cheated on his wife Sophie (Sienna Miller).

Things take a dramatic turn when James is approached by the police at the end of the first episode, telling him they are investigating a rape allegation.

James is then seen flying backwards in slow motion to mimic the invisible gut punch before the episode was cut to the credits.

What's that?  The clip, which was shared by a fan on Twitter over the weekend, eventually went viral, with one fan tweeting that they nearly 'spit up their food' while watching the scene.

What’s that? The clip, which was shared by a fan on Twitter over the weekend, eventually went viral, with one fan tweeting that they nearly ‘spit up their food’ while watching the scene.

Bombshell: This series, sees immigration minister James Whitehouse (Friend) confronted with allegations he sexually assaulted a young political aide named Olivia.

Bombshell: This series, sees immigration minister James Whitehouse (Friend) confronted with allegations he sexually assaulted a young political aide named Olivia.

What?  Things take a dramatic turn when James is approached by the police at the end of the first episode, telling him they are investigating a rape allegation.

What? Things take a dramatic turn when James is approached by the police at the end of the first episode, telling him they are investigating a rape allegation.

The ending was shared by a fan on Twitter, who wrote: ‘Anatomy Scandal is horrible and funny. This is how the first episode ends.’

Since then the clip has been viewed more than 92,000 times, and sparked a lot of reactions from fans who are making fun of the moment.

One replied: ‘I… didn’t expect that. Almost threw up my food in the break room,’ while another added: ‘The ending of the first episode of Anatomy of a Scandal is ridiculous what that is.’

Take a hit?  James is then seen flying backwards in slow motion to mimic the invisible gut punch before the episode cut to the credits

Take a hit? James is then seen flying backwards in slow motion to mimic the invisible gut punch before the episode cut to the credits

‘How is that not a reaction GIF?’ one fan added

One fan also posted: ‘This finally gives an answer to”’ to the question that crossed my mind for the entire episode: This show seems pretty awful, but it’s worth spending a few mindless minutes enjoying how amazing Sienna Miller looks in every outfit. ‘

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The six-part series focuses on the trial and James’ attempts to prove his innocence as Sophie struggles to think her husband may not be the man she thought he was.

Funny: This clip has been viewed more than 92,000 times, and sparked a lot of reactions from booing fans right now.

Funny: This clip has been viewed more than 92,000 times, and sparked a lot of reactions from booing fans right now.

The trailer opens with James off-screen saying: ‘That means nothing. It’s just sex.’

This project was produced by David E. Kelley of Big Little Lies.

It is expected that the series will focus on a different political scandal each season in an anthology style, similar to BBC A Very English Scandal according to Deadline.

Anatomy Of A Scandal is available on Netflix.

Tense: The six-part series focuses on the trial and James' attempts to prove his innocence as his wife, Sophie, struggles to think her husband may not be the man she thought he was.

Tense: The six-part series focuses on the trial and James’ attempts to prove his innocence as his wife, Sophie, struggles to think her husband may not be the man she thought he was.

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