The 2011 movie tracks the outbreak of a new virus that wipes out a large percentage of the world's population.
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It stars Gwyneth Paltrow as Beth Emhoff, the first person to contract the deadly infection.
But the critically liked film didn't sit well with viewers currently in coronavirus lockdown – as it hit a bit too close to home.
A huge 160 people complained to the broadcasting regulator about ITV's scheduling.
Fans also flocked to Twitter to air their distaste, with one person saying: "So the UK is in lockdown so the geniuses at ITV decide to put #Contagion on"
Another added: "Poor taste by @ITV to show the movie Contagion on ITV2 this evening at 9.00pm. Social responsibility?"
A third remarked: "Sorry @ITV but who thought Contagion was a good movie to broadcast last night?"
A fourth said: "Last night @itv scheduled the movie contagion, absolutely disgusting, insensitive and unnecessary! The reality is enough! TV showing holiday adverts too! Sort it out TV channels! @ITV @BBCOne @Channel4 @piersmorgan can you help by shaming them?!"
However, others suggested they should air the film – as a warning to society.