David Walliams has been blasted on social media for acting “gay” whilst judging on Britain’s Got Talent.
UPDATED: 23/05/16 8:32
The Britain’s Got Talent judge, David Walliams has been criticised for ‘pretending to be gay’.
Fans of the show took to social media to question David’s sexuality and many suggesting that David’s behaviour was offensive and insulting, when using overtly camp gestures or using homosexual innuendos for laughs.
The comedian, who was married to Lara Stone for five years often uses attraction to men to get laughs from live audiences, but has hinted that the gender of a potential partner isn’t so important, suggesting that someone’s ‘heart and soul’ is more important than their sex.
Comments appeared on Twitter after David became excited when contestant act Charlie Placais exposed his chest on stage. David ran after him as he attempted to leave the stage – and hugged his naked torso.
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The lecherous predatory sleazebag act David Walliams does is unfunny, repugnant, insulting. It’s defamatory & a bad impression for gay youth
— Matthew James Hunt (@IAMNOTGOG) May 21, 2016
What is this whole David Walliams act in which he pretends to be gay on Britain’s Got Talent, it’s very annoying.
— Conor Burke (@itsconorburke) May 19, 2016
Urgh. David Walliams’ constant use of being gay as a punchline is infuriating. It ruins @BGT for me.
— Rob Gillett (@robgillett) May 15, 2016
I think David Walliams makes a mockery of being gay. Just come out or stay in for Christs sake #BGT
— andrew anniwell (@AnniwellAndrew) May 15, 2016
Am I the only one baffled and slightly irritated by David Walliams’ weekly faux-gay act on #BritainsGotTalent #bgt
— Nathan Rao (@ExpressNathan) May 15, 2016
David Walliams, whose marriage to Lara Stone ended last year hinted that he could potentially fall for either a man or a woman and has suggested that “things can change for people over the years,” during an interview with the Radio Times.
He explained that love is about falling in love with someone’s ‘soul, heart and brain’, rather than by their gender.