Brooke Vincent criticises Cameron over gay kisses proposals

Brooke VincentCoronation Street actress Brooke Vincent has criticised David Cameron over reports he supports new proposals which would ban same-sex kisses on pre-watershed television.

Reports claim that a new independent review is to recommend that gay kisses should be banned before the 9pm watershed and that David Cameron is likely to support the reviews recommendations. If, and that’s a big if, the proposals are true and go ahead (again that’s a very big if) it would mean a huge changes for pre-watershed soaps and dramas. Currently the UK’s four major soaps (Corrie, EastEnders, Emmerdale and Hollyoaks) all have gay or lesbian characters and all have gay couples. Brooke Vincent who plays teenage lesbian Sophie Webster in Coronation Street has criticised Cameron in a Tweet on Twitter.

“I swear David Cameron’s meant to be supporting equal rights. I just think if same-sex kisses are what he is prioritising and concentrating on changing, our country’s in trouble.” – Brooke Vincent

Any such plans to ban gay and lesbian kisses before the watershed will meet heavy resistance from gay rights groups, actors and television execs themselves. It would mean a huge shift in story telling for soaps and dramas and place more restrictions on them in terms of what they could portray before 9pm.