Saints and Sinners actor, Christian Keyes has called on gay and bisexual men to stop with aubergine emojis and intimate DMs on Instagram. The 43-year-old actor recorded a special message just before new year, asking men to cool it with what he called "sexual comments" and "eggplant emojis".

“It ain’t my business, that’s between you, who you love, and god.”

Saints and Sinners actor, Christian Keyes has called on gay and bisexual men to stop with aubergine emojis and intimate DMs on Instagram. The 43-year-old actor recorded a special message just before new year, asking men to cool it with what he called “sexual comments” and “eggplant emojis” and called on people to “respect people’s truths”.

He started the video to his 347,000 followers, saying that what he had to say might get him into trouble, but that he had nothing but love for the community, saying “It ain’t my business, that’s between you, who you love, and god.”

Speaking in the post he contiued, “Gentlemen, let’s not be in the comments section with the eggplant emojis and, you know, the sexual comments. I’m not a fan of that.”

“I appreciate you supporting my work but let’s not be in the DM [telling me]: ‘Hey sexy, what’s up? What’s good?’

“Nothing, absolutely nothing. So, again, if I respect your truth, respect mine. Respect people’s truths.

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“No-one need to be harassing nobody and doing all of that, man. It’s too much. It’s too aggressive.

“I say let’s not do that and let’s just respect who people are, genuinely. I think that’s a fair request.”

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Notably Christian turned off the comments section on the post, but it has been played over 40,000 times.