The Exorcist TV producer Jeremy Slater didn’t hold back after some bigoted fans reacted negatively to a gay kiss. After an episode aired in which a former priest shared an intimate moment with another man fans took to social media to both praise and condemn the on-screen romance. During an interview with Sci-Fi Bulletin he talked about the kiss and how people addressed the moment:
“I saw a couple of homophobes on Twitter and my response is, ‘Good, fuck you. 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 any more because one of the characters is gay, then I’m glad something good has come out of it.”
He deemed the moment an important for more LGBT representation on television and thinks people need to get over it. “This is 2017 and we still have people throwing temper tantrums on line 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.”
The show is currently in its second season on Fox.