Singer Will Young has taken to Twitter to say that he has been a victim of homophobia after being asked to stop hugging his boyfriend in public.

Yesterday Will Young took to his Twitter account to say that he had been a victim of homophobia saying, ‘Would you believe on the day of Gay Pride I have been the victim of homophobia. I am SO mad. #pride2014’

The singer who won the first Pop Idol in the UK came out in 2002.

He went on to say, ‘I shower love on the ignorant, hope for the bigots and light into the dark crevices if their unfortunate minds’

He said that he was asked to stop embracing his boyfriend.

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‘Essentially I was asked to stop hugging my boyfriend in a spa because it was offending another ‘conservative’ (read homophobic) spa visitor,

‘I am looking forward to what the hotel have to say about this cos I am still seething. I actually can’t believe it’

The UK singer has released 5 studio albums and 19 singles since his win.