Friday, 3 April 2015

Corrie's gay vicar story gets support - from gay vicars

(This post was originally posted by Flaming Nora on the Coronation Street Blog March 2015, reposted to this blog with permission.)

Daniel Brocklebank, who plays the wonderful Billy the vicar on Coronation Street, has told The Mirror that he's been getting some abuse from 'fans' of the show about playing a gay vicar.

Attitude magazine reprint Daniel's quotes to the Mirror - you can read the article here.

Daniel says of the role: “We’re here to cause some sort of stir and you’re never going to please everyone. Some of the religious viewers so far have not been too happy.

“A woman came up to me in a supermarket three days ago telling me I was going to go to hell playing a gay vicar. The show itself has had a backlash.”

However, Brocklebank remains positive that Billy can be a force for good in the long run.

I couldn't agree more.

After Daniel tweeted the link to the article in Attitude magazine, two gay vicars tweeted back to show their support to the actor and the role.

See also: The return of the handsome man to Coronation Street

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