‘Coronation Street’ star Dan Brocklebank hits back at homophobic outrage over gay kiss

Characters Billy and Todd shared a passionate embrace in the soap

Coronation Street actor Dan Brocklebank has responded to the homophobic backlash after some viewers were “disgusted” to see a gay kiss aired on last night’s soap.

Brocklebank’s character of vicar Billy Mahew shared a passionate embrace in a hotel room with Todd Grimshaw (played by Bruno Langley).

Following the airing of the scene, Brocklebank took to Twitter to thank the majority of fans for their support, but acknowledged that he had received “a few” messages from “homophobes”.

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Brocklebank later revealed that he had received “many angry tweets” since his initial tweet. “Let’s not hate on the homophobes. We’re bigger than that. Hate breeds more hate. They need love & education,” he added.

Read Brocklebank’s tweets below.

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The scene in question can be viewed beneath.

Meanwhile, Coronation Street were forced to apologise last week after airing what many deemed as a racist joke.

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