Daniel Brocklebank has hit back at homophobic backlash on Twitter after scenes showing his gay character kissing were shown last night.
In last night’s episode of the ITV soap, Billy (Brocklebank) and Todd (Bruno Langley) checked into a hotel together, where they were kissing very passionately.
But some fans blasted the show for its “sickening” scenes before watershed.
Another added that “Corrie producers have gone too far”.
Rob Davies(@rjdavies7) tweeted his displeasure, writing: “Homosexual scenes in #Corrie tonight were sickening. Most now tolerate this practice but we don’t need it rammed down our throats.”
Following the critical comments, Brocklebank responded on Twitter, defending the show and adding that he was “disgusted” by the backlash.
He wrote: “Had many angry tweets saying ‘I’m disgusted my kids saw men kiss on TV’. I’m disgusted they left it up TV to teach their kids how love works.”
The first same-sex kiss in soap history was aired 22 years ago on Brookside.
The actor has since thanked fans for their support, and said “let’s not hate on the homophobes”. He wrote “Thanks for ur AMAZING messages! Let’s not hate on the homophobes. We’re bigger than that. Hate breeds more hate. They need love & education.” (sic)