An actor on English soap opera Eastenders has attacked viewers who said they were “disgusted” by a kiss he shared with another male on the show earlier this week
(Image via Twitter)
Harry Reid’s character Ben Mitchell – currently keeping his sexuality a secret from his girlfriend and family – shared a kiss with new character Paul Coker on Monday.
However, a number of viewers took to Twitter to voice their outrage over the scene.
— Pros (@Pkakooza) June 3, 2015
Responding to the tweets, Reid shared a picture on Instagram of notorious openly bisexual London gangster Ronnie Kray.
It’s upsetting to read the negative tweets about the gay kiss in last night’s episode of @bbceastenders, I only want to ask one question. Would you of called Ronnie Kray disgusting? #whatwouldronniesay Note: I’m not biting, it just needed pointing out;)
A photo posted by Harry Reid (@harryreidactor) on Jun 2, 2015 at 10:32am PDT
Last year, Ben Mitchell was involved in a short-lived romance with former character Johnny Carter.
In 1986, Eastenders aired the first gay kiss on UK television.
Watch the scene between Ben and Paul, AFTER THE JUMP…