Homophobic Twitter Users Blasted over ‘Coronation Street’ Gay Kiss Controversy

Homophobic Twitter users freak out over gay kiss on 'Coronation Street'

Coronation Street Gay Kiss

The long-running British soap-opera ‘Coronation Street’ had its first gay kiss during Monday night’s episode. “Corrie” characters Billy Mayhew and Todd Grimshaw shared the kiss on a bed after having a discussion about sex.

The show has a long history of diverse characters. Bruno Langley’s character (Todd Grimshaw) has been out since 2003. After more than 12 years of gay plot twists, homophobic viewers of the show apparently decided to draw the line over a simple kiss.

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Many bigoted viewers took to social media to express their anger.

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But many loyal viewers were quick to denounce the homophobia, including actor Daniel Brocklebank who portrays Billy Mayhew on the show.

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“We approach the portrayal of homosexual relationships in the same way as heterosexual relationships, and we carefully consider all scenes in our soaps, and their suitability for pre-watershed audiences,” an ITV spokesman told MailOnline.

“We do not believe that the content of last night’s episode was inappropriately scheduled, or exceeded generally accepted standards for content broadcast at this time,” the spokesman said.

A theme among those who were upset about the kiss seems to revolve around the fact that it occurred before 9pm. Admittedly, we don’t watch much British television, but we’re pretty sure there are countless heterosexual kisses that happen each day before 9pm. We realize that a prerequisite to homophobia is stupidity, but at least these people could try to make it a bit less obvious.



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