George Michael slams EastEnders' "insulting" gay storyline
George Michael has bashed the soap opera EastEnders for its "insulting" portrayal of the gay relatioship between the show's fictitious characters Christian Clarke and Syed Masood.
The music icon took to his official Twitter page last night, November 10, to rant about the programme's "pathetic" attempt at representing the gay community and wrote:
"It's official.....George Michael has had enough of.... Eastenders. ARE THEY FUCKING KIDDING! Gay people deserve better than the BBC's pathetic attempts to 'represent' us. Message to gay kids in Britain. The East end of London is one of the best places on earth to be a modern gay man or couple."
Referring specifically to one of the show's current storylines, he continued:
"The relationship between Sayed and Christian is the most insulting piece of bullshit on British television right now. Insulting to the gay community, insulting to the muslim community, and in the meantime, terrifying every gay child that is struggling to come to terms with their sexuality, and the prospect of coming out to their family, whatever their religion."
"So far, Christian has been beaten up 3 times that I can remember, and is now accused of child molestation. Sayed has been disowned and is now mistreating his partner shamelessly, presumably because he is now a confused bisexual after all."
Michael concluded the extensive explanation of his utter disgust by adding that "soaps are HUGELY influential in modern Britain. They should reflect sexuality in just the same terms that they reflect race and integration. Positively."
Watch highlights from his recent performance at London's Royal Albert Hall below:
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