The showrunner for the television adaption of The Exorcist has attacked critics of a gay kiss featured in the show.
In an interview, showrunner Jeremy Slater claimed he saw “a couple” of homophobic responses to a gay kiss featured in the show’s second series, and replied, “I’m glad it ruined the show for you. You shouldn’t have good things in your life.”
“I don’t think there was that much of a backlash. I saw a couple of homophobes on Twitter and my response is, ’Good, f*** you,'” declared Slater in the interview. “I’m glad you didn’t like it, I’m glad it ruined the show for you. You shouldn’t have good things in your life.”
“If a homophobe can’t watch the show anymore because one of the characters is gay, then I’m glad something good has come out of it,” he continued, adding, “This is 2017 and we still have people throwing temper tantrums online because they don’t want to see gay characters.”
“I think it’s the last gasp of a certain breed of dinosaur that’s on the way out, and let them kick and scream as they go,” Slater concluded.