22 Kids and Counting spectators defend Sue and Noel

The Radford family was on screens last night for 22 Kids and Counting, their brand new documentary series.

The Channel 5 program, which began Monday evening (Feb.22), follows the mother and father of Morecambe and their brood as they delve into life under lockdown.

Unfortunately, 22 Kids and Counting brought the trolls out in droves, and many have abused the Radfords on social media.


The Radford family’s Channel 5 series launched last night (Image Credit: Lion TV / Channel 5)

What did 22 Kids and Counting viewers say?

Some cruel social media users urged the family – who receive no benefits other than child support – to stop having children, while others tried to shame Mother Sue Radford for having so many.

However, fans of the Radfords came out to support them by branding some of the comments they felt were “sick” and encouraging others to be kind or think about the children.

Read more: The Radford Family on Channel 5: Sue Tells About Terrible Online Trolls

One said, “After reading all of the tweets on # 22kidsandcounting, I can honestly say that humanity is sick. You judge a lot of people, claim you are paying for them, and so on. Get a handle on it.

“Yes, they have a big family, who cares? I bet there is more love in this household than any of you will ever see!”


A number of trolls posted “disgusting” comments on Mom and Dad Sue and Noel (Photo Credit: Lion TV / Channel 5)

Another tweeted, “I can’t believe all of the negative comments. What is it that people are constantly being rude to others? They are absolutely amazing parents and I admire what they do. I can’t stress it enough, if you have nothing to say, just don’t say it. “

I just wanted to say thank you for all the nice messages and comments.

A third tweeted, “I’m sorry for your children who have to read these comments about their parents, have to seriously think about them, if at all #BeKind # 22kidsandcounting.”

A fourth wrote, “You can watch the show without it [bleep] I shame the mother, you know … # 22Children and counting. “

What did the Radford family say?

The family posted a message on Instagram Stories after the show aired to thank fans for sending positive comments.


Sue has 22 children since 1989 (Credit: ITV)

Read more: 22 Children and Counting: Do the Radfords Want to Have More Children?

A message from the account read: “Just wanted to say thank you for all the nice news and comments about last night’s program. My inbox is full of messages like this.”

They shared screenshots of some positive messages, including one that read, “What an amazing family you are, patience, hard work, and your pure love and care for your children are clearly visible. I absolutely loved your program, well done. “

– 22 Kids and Counting will continue on Monday (March 1st) at 9 p.m. on Channel 5.

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