BBC Faces Complaints That Torchwood Is ‘Too Gay’

Torchwood fans have been up in arms about a number of things recently, but their latest problem with Russell T Davies’ sci-fi spin-off is that it has become ‘too gay’. Just like Corrie bosses, the Beeb have apparently received several complaints from viewers citing a disproportionate amount of homosexuality in recent weeks.

The series stars gay actor John Barrowman, who plays bi-sexual Captain Jack Harkness but the corporation explained on its website that its editorial guidelines state all sexual content should be “editorially justified and treated with appropriate sensitivityâ€?, as well as being realistic.

“Captain Jack Harkness is an established character in the series,” continued the statement. “The audience over the previous series of Torchwood have known him to be promiscuous and bi-sexual [sic] so we felt the content was justified in terms of the context and characters and would be within the expectations of regular viewers.

“We aim to depict relationships whether heterosexual or homosexual in an honest and realistic way. These scenes are not meant to cause offence.â€?