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Eastenders' Jonny Labey shares vile homophobic abuse following onscreen death

2016-07-25
Former Eastenders star Jonny Labey has been on the receiving end of some particularly vile homophobic trolling and abuse. The abuse came the day after his character Paul Coker, who was gay, died after an anti-gay attack on  the soap. https://twitter.com/NabilFekirinho/status/756611324809977857 The tweet, which reads "you should've died in Orlando instead pal" refers to the anti-LGBT terrorist attack in Orlando back in June, which claimed 49 lives. https://twitter.com/jonnylabey/status/756886486000119808 The actor, who is straight, hit back at the troll, calling on the rest of the Twittersphere to "remind this brave individual that it's 2016". More stories: Made in Chelsea’s Ollie Locke comes out as gay Gay escorts see a rise in business during Republican National Convention