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

Aaron Day January 5, 2014

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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