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The Exorcist showrunner slams critics of gay kiss in season 2 episode: 'I'm glad it ruined the show for you'

'I’m glad you didn’t like it - you shouldn’t have good things in your life'

The showrunner of a TV sequel to horror film The Exorcist has spoken out candidly against those who criticised a gay kiss recently featured in the series.

Jeremy Slater refused to acknowlegde his show had suffered a backlash following the passionate kiss that occurred between excommunicated priest Marcus Keane (Ben Daniels) and Peter Morrow (Christopher Cousins) in an episode from the show's second season. However, he did have a message for the few homophobic messages he later saw on Twitter.

Speaking to Sci-Fi Bulletin, Slater said: “I don’t think there was that much of a backlash. I saw a couple of homophobes on Twitter and my response is, ’Good, f*** 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 anymore because one of the characters is gay, then I’m glad something good has come out of it,” Slater added.

“This is 2017 and we still have people throwing temper tantrums online 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 Exorcist has scored positive reviews since its first season - which starred Beetlejuice actor Geena Davis - debuted in 2016. The series, designed as a sequel to the classic 1973 film - itself an adaptation of the William Peter Blatty novel of the same name - is yet to be renewed for a third season.

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