Gossip Girl was CW's defining show. The drama, the frenemies, and the teen angst were all good entertainment, but one of the main characters was irredeemable from the very first episode. The writers had nowhere to go but into problematic territory, and they went there, fast.

Here's the fatal flaw of the beloved teen drama.

GOSSIP GIRL WAS A CW TEEN DRAMA THAT AIRED FROM 2007 TO 2012 WITH A REALLY MESSED UP CHARACTER ARC. The six seasons follow the ridiculous antics of ri

MEET CHUCK BASS. In the pilot, he is introduced as the irredeemable yet untouchable antagonist. CRACKED.COM

IN THE FIRST EPISODE, CHUCK BASS ATTEMPTS TO RAPE TWO CHARACTERS ON SEPARATE OCCASIONS, ONLY THWARTED BY PHYSICAL INTERFERENCE. CRACKED CON

BY THE END OF THE FIRST SEASON, CHUCK BASS AND BLAIR GET TOGETHER AND BECOME THE FAN FAVORITE COUPLE OF THE SERIES. Chuck goes from a despicable attem

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Watching it in present day is especially painful, since the actor Ed Westwick who plays Chuck Bass has been accused of sexual assault by three women.

SO WHY DOES IT MATTER SINCE GOSSIP GIRL IS OFF THE AIR? Gossip Girl normalized sexual abuse for its impressionable teen demographic. Rapist redemption

GOSSIP GIRL IS GETTING AN HBO REBOOT IN 2021, BUT MAYBE IT'S TIME TO RETIRE THE SERIES FOR GOOD. You starring Penn Badgley, who also stars in in Gossi
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