Pop star Will Young victim of homophobia
Gay UK pop singer Will Young has tweeted that he was the victim of homophobia on the same day that London’s LGBTI community took to the streets to celebrate Gay Pride.
Young said he was hugging his boyfriend while the pair were relaxing at a hotel day spa when he was asked to stop as there had been complaints from other customers.
Would you believe on the day of Gay Pride I have been the victim of homophobia. I am SO mad. #pride2014— Will Young (@will_young31) June 28, 2014
Essentially I was asked to stop hugging my boyfriend in a spa because it was offending another 'conservative' (read homophobic) spa visitor— Will Young (@will_young31) June 28, 2014
The singer’s followers were quick to lend their support and it is believed Young has contacted hotel management for some kind of explanation and apology.
Young first came to the attention of the public when he won UK talent show Pop Idol in 2002. He came out later that year.
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