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John Barrowman Hits Back At Torchwood Gay Sex Complaints

By on September 14, 2011

John Barrowman recently hit back at those who complained to the BBC over gay sex scenes in scifi drama Torchwood: Miracle Day.

In an interview with iVillage, Barrowman noted that Miracle Day was not criticized for its level of violence or for other strong themes contained within the ten episode mini series.

“Nobody complained that I was shot in the head four times, there were people burning in ovens, that I was stabbed by a mob of 50 people hundreds of times and I was hanging dripping my blood in a pit,” observed Barrowman. “So that’s what confuses me, because you’re not complaining about gay sex, you’re complaining about two men kissing.

“When you watch Torchwood there is a warning at the very beginning that some scenes may offend or disturb people, so if you allow your children to sit and watch it with you that’s your responsibility, it’s not ours anymore. We kissed, we held each other, we lay on top of each other in bed… and there were lots of complaints about that.

“And it’s 2011. And people say, ‘Well why should we have that on television?’ Because the BBC have to represent the greater public – and there are gay people out there who pay their television license.

“For people to complain, that’s your prerogative – but you know what, none of them turned it off! They were just embarrassed because it put them in a position where they had to explain things to their kids or their family which probably should have been explained a long time ago.”

Torchwood: Miracle Day ends its ten episode run on the BBC on Thursday September 15th. (The US aired the finale last Friday.)

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