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Duncan James’ teenage daughter sent ‘horrible, nasty’ abuse for having a gay dad

Patrick Kelleher March 4, 2021
Duncan James

Duncan James. (Mike Marsland/WireImage)

Duncan James has opened up about his teenage daughter being bullied by vile trolls on social media because of her father’s sexuality.

The Blue singer told Fabulous magazine that his daughter Tianie, 16, has been confronted by “awful” people online about his sexuality since he came out as gay.

“People can be quite nasty about me being gay and say quite horrible things about the fact that I’m a gay dad,” James said.

“People have written to her, saying, ‘Isn’t it disgusting your dad’s gay? How do you feel? You must be ashamed of him’, and stuff like that, and you’re just like, ‘Why are you writing to a kid saying stuff like that? Are you really crazy?’ People are just awful.”

James also opened up about the vicious abuse he has been subjected to on social media by homophobic trolls.

“I’ve had quite a lot of people from other countries writing to me in disbelief that I’m gay, saying I’m going to burn in hell, it’s a sin and I’m going to be punished by God,” he revealed.

“I think it’s probably because they’re frightened about it or they don’t have the awareness or their religion has dictated that it’s wrong and it’s disgusting.”

Duncan James first came out as bisexual in 2009 interview with the News of the World, but in 2013, he claimed he was pressured into saying he was attracted to both men and women by the tabloids.

“I didn’t decide to come out, I got outed by them,” he told Gay Times magazine at the time. “They had a team of investigators and had an inkling I was up to some stuff and they had a file on me.”

Duncan James is happily in love with boyfriend

Duncan ames introduced his boyfriend, Rodrigo Reis, to the world in a heartwarming Instagram post in 2019.

The pair appeared on Loose Women in February 2021, when they opened up about how they first met.

“We met a couple of years ago in Belgium,” James said. “I was doing a gig with the boys and I met Rodrigo at the after-party.

“I saw him across the bar and […] he was just my type. I was like: ‘He’s hot’.”

Reis also revealed that he didn’t know who James was before they met as Blue are “not so famous” in his native Brazil.

 

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