Gay Coronation Street star Antony Cotton says Dannii Minogue was right to make bisexual comment
Antony Cotton, the gay actor who plays Sean Tully on Coronation Street, has defended Dannii Minogue over her controversial remarks on The X Factor.
On Saturday night’s programme, Minogue referred to contestant Danyl Johnson’s bisexuality when he changed the gender references in the song he sang.
She said: “Changing a girls’ song into a guys’ song but if we are to believe everything we read in the paper maybe you didn’t need to change the gender reference in it.”
Although a number of outraged fans called for her sacking, Johnson quickly said he was not upset by the comment.
Writing on Twitter, Cotton said: “Dannii Minogue is the least homophobic woman in the world. And personally, I think she made a very pro-gay comment.”
He continued: “Just watched again. Cheryl [Cole] began the slot by saying, ‘He’s singing a woman’s song – it’s ridiculous’. So the lyrics must have been changed because it must be a problem for a man to sing a song about another man.
“That is not Danyl’s fault and it certainly isn’t Dannii’s fault for flagging it up.”