Duncan James has revealed the homophobic feedback he has acquired from so-called followers over his relationship with boyfriend Rodrigo Reis.
The Blue star, who got here out as homosexual in 2017, revealed followers from the UK are supportive nonetheless his followers from different nations had informed him he would ‘go to hell’ over his new romance.
Duncan, 43, told OK!: ‘A variety of my followers within the UK have been actually supportive, however I’ve received a variety of worldwide followers who nonetheless discover it exhausting to just accept I’m homosexual.
‘Rodrigo and I posted an image and there have been a number of unhealthy feedback, like, “It’s disgusting – take a look at you two. You’re going to go to hell.”
‘We’re very fortunate within the UK that we’re such an open nation, we’re very numerous and inspiring. However there are a variety of nations which might be anti-gay.’
The singer, who’s dad to 16-year-old daughter Tianie-Finn, confessed he felt ‘ashamed’ to be homosexual earlier than discovering the braveness to dwell his fact.
Duncan mentioned: ‘It’s taken 10 years since I first got here out to really feel actually snug in my pores and skin, and now I’m making an attempt to get entangled and do various things for charities, and I am going to a variety of LGBTQ+ occasions.
‘Now, coming ahead and doing a shoot with one other man, I really feel so assured and pleased that I can do this and say, “I don’t care what you assume. If you happen to don’t like homosexual individuals, that’s your drawback!”’
Duncan and Rodrigo have spent the final 4 months aside attributable to lockdown, as Rodrigo lives in Belgium.
Nonetheless they’re hoping they’ll transfer in collectively, however they’ve to attend a 12 months earlier than Rodrigo can come to the UK.
He added: ‘In July I can apply for my passport, which is able to give me a lot extra freedom to be with Duncan. Now we have plans to dwell collectively and we need to.’
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