BBC denies reports that Danny Dyer is facing ‘dressing down’ over response to homophobic tweets

Aaron Day January 5, 2014
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The BBC has denied reports claiming that Danny Dyer is facing a “dressing down” over his recent response to homophobic tweets.

After Danny Dyer’s on-screen son came out to him on Eastenders earlier this week, the star thanked  fans for their “overwhelming” support on Twitter.

However, he also responded to a contingency of homophobic tweets with a humorous picture guide:

According to Digital Spy, one tabloid report today claimed that the actor is now in trouble with his bosses for standing up to the abusive messages.

However, a spokesperson for the show responded, saying: “There’s no truth in the story that Danny will be getting a dressing down from bosses.”

The episode featuring character Johnny’s first gay kiss had generated a torrent of homophobic abuse from a minority on Twitter.

The BBC told PinkNews that only 2 complaints were made about the kiss out of approximately 7.9 million viewers.

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