Reports this morning suggest British Prime Minister David Cameron wants to restrict same-sex kisses on television to late-night adult viewing hours.
UK tabloid The Sun reports that the Conservative leader supports a ban on same-sex kisses during the “pre-watershed” viewing hours before 9pm. An independent review may recommend the restriction.
The reports have raised the ire of at least one well-known Brit. Brooke Vincent, who plays lesbian Sophie Webster on the soap opera Coronation Street, used Twitter to accuse Cameron of not supporting equality.
“I swear David Cameron’s meant to be supporting equal rights. I just think if same-sex kisses are what he is prioritising and concentrating on changing, our country’s in trouble,” she tweeted.
Vincent has repeatedly issued her character to back UK gay activists campaigning for equality, vehmently denying media claims her character’s on screen lesbian affair was a phase.