(This post was originally posted by Flaming Nora on the Coronation Street Blog September 2016, reposted to this blog with permission.)
170 people complained about Todd and Billy's bed scene which was aired the other night on Coronation Street. Actor Daniel Brocklebank, who plays Billy the vicar Mayhew in Corrie, took to Twitter after the episode aired, to hit back at homophobic abuse.
Ofcom, the UK’s broadcast regulator, has dismissed those 170 complaints.
Ofcom said: “We considered a number of complaints objecting to two male characters kissing in this episode, but won’t be investigating. Our rules do not discriminate between scenes involving opposite sex and same sex couples. Also the scenes were not in any way sexually explicit. For these reasons they were not scheduled inappropriately and did not exceed generally accepted standards.”
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