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Loose Women viewers were left appalled on Tuesday morning's edition of the daytime talk show when Penny Lancaster abruptly told Brenda Edwards to "calm down" during a discussion about the Covid lockdown rules.
The panel were discussing whether the end of lockdown, June 21st, should be delayed following pressures from scientists and concern over the Indian variant when Brenda made her views known on the matter.
The stage star said that elongating lockdown would not be good for morale in the hospitality and entertainment sectors before criticising the government for opening up its borders.
"What [the Government] should have done was wait until the 21st June and then see how the data is with other things that are within our country opening up before sending people [everywhere]," Brenda said.
She added: 'You can't have any control over people quarantining when they come back. And what is that? An Indian variant!"
Attempting to interject to offer her thoughts on the matter, Penny said: "Brenda, Brenda, calm down darling."
Brenda proved to be visibly shocked by the interruption as she responded: "I'm very calm."
The heated exchange didn't go down too well with viewers either, as they blasted "patronising" Penny for her "microaggressions" towards Brenda.
One wrote: "Penny's 'Calm down darling' comment to Brenda, followed by a giggle. Uncomfortable viewing. Microaggression. Brenda was calm #loosewomen."
A second added: "Penny telling Brenda to calm down when she's already calm and expressing an opinion just like she is. Them micro aggressions. #loosewomen."
A third echoed: "How awkward … Penny" calm down".. Brenda "I am calm".. patronising interruption .. let the woman talk #loosewomen."
A fourth added: "Penny no need to be so sarcastic telling #Brenda to calm down she was talking perfect sense had you listened #LooseWomen."
Meanwhile, the Covid passport was also discussed with Brenda admitting she was aware of various theatre companies who forked out a lot of money to follow Government guidelines.
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