‘50 Shades of Grey’ likely to cause spike in UK emergency calls

50 Shades of Grey follows an affair between student Anastasia Steele and billionaire Christian Grey. (Shuterstock)

The London Fire Brigade (LFB) said it was “concerned” that the release of Hollywood’s “50 Shades of Grey” could lead to a “spike” in people getting stuck or trapped in handcuffs or rings, the BBC reported Thursday.

“The Fifty Shades effect seems to spike handcuff incidents so we hope film-goers will use common sense and avoid leaving themselves red-faced,” Dave Brown from LFB said.

“I’d like to remind everyone that 999 is an emergency number and should only be used as such,” Brown said.

“50 Shades of Grey” is based on the novel by EL James which has been described as a “mummy-porn romance,” the daily reported.

It follows an affair between student Anastasia Steele and billionaire Christian Grey.

The LFB said that people should use “common sense” and only call 999 for a genuine emergency.

The brigade also said that on average it was called to more than one embarrassing incident daily.


 

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