Coronation Street actor Daniel Brocklebank has hit back at a Twitter user who complained about the gay kiss that aired between Billy Mayhew and Paul Foreman.
The user tweeted that there should have been a pre-show warning before airing two blokes snogging, writing: [There are] warnings about swearing, but not two blokes snogging.
He added that hed felt uncomfortable watching the scenes with his 10-year-old relative because hed been asked why it had happened.
Daniel, who plays Billy, saw the tweet and succinctly hit back, asking the troll: Would you have the same opinion if it were a man & a woman kissing? How sad that a 10 year old had to learn that relationships can come in many varieties from television. (sic)
Daniel was fiercely supported by his co-stars, with Kate Ford (Tracy Barlow) taking to Twitter to respond: Its simple really. I would tell your ten year old its because they are in love. I told my son this when he was 3 years old. Its all good, dont stress yourself (sic).
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Nicola Thorp (Nicola Rubinstein) jumped on the social media site too to lend her support to her pal: Heres ma boi, putting homophobes in their place on the regs. I wish he didnt have to. (sic)
Billy has struck up a relationship with Paul Foreman, Gemma Winters brother, whos arrived in town harbouring some dark secrets about his sister. This week saw his romance with Billy escalate when he pulled the vicar into a doorway for a passionate kiss before arranging a date for the next day. But knowing that Paul has a dark side, could Billy be in danger from the ex-con?