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Michael Cimino says he’s received death threats for playing a gay character in ‘Love, Victor’

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Love, Victor stars Michael Cimino has opened up about the reception to the series, and the blowback he received for playing the show’s leading gay character.In a new interview with the UK magazine Attitude, Cimino, who identifies as straight, revealed that he endured criticism from straight and queer people alike, even receiving death threats over his work.“I got some homophobic comments — I kind of expected that to happen.

I didn’t expect it from my own family members, though”, Cimino admits. “Some of them reached out, saying, ‘You used to be so cool; now you’re so gay.’ I chalk it up to ignorance.”He continued, “People have that programming and they often don’t have to evolve and try to push past that.

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