Actor Danny Miller, who plays a gay character on the UK television soap opera Emmerdale was attacked while out in Manchester by a group of men in who shouted gay slurs at the 19-year-old. Unreality Primetime reports on the moments that let up to the assault:
"An onlooker told The People: “It was terrifying. A group of lads shouted, ‘Oi gay boy, you out with your boyfriend tonight?’ “Another screamed, ‘Oi faggot, is that your boyfriend?’ Then the yobs started running and screaming, ‘Get him, get him.'”
Apparently, Miller was punched by at least one person in the mob.
He tweeted: about the incident later and reassured everyone that he was unharmed.
"Don't listen to what has been put on here tonight. I was attacked by a couple of lads tonight but managed to escape unharmed. Don't worry."
"Afraid to say it was Emmerdale related. Not sure why though. Hadn't seen them before ever. Don't worry though."
The homophobes couldn't even separate television from reality. Miller himself is not gay.