Season 2 has been heating up! Characters Keane and Father Tomas had traveled to a remote island to exorcise a demon and then BAM — Keane locked lips with Peter, a friendly local. But hillbilly fans weren’t having any of it on Twitter, y’all! But guess what!? The show’s showrunner Jeremy Slater, dun give fuck!
“I don’t think there was that much of a backlash,” he said. “I saw a couple of homophobes on Twitter and my response is, ’Good, fuck you. I’m glad you didn’t like it, I’m glad it ruined the show for you. You shouldn’t have good things in your life.’”
“If a homophobe can’t watch the show anymore because one of the characters is gay, then I’m glad something good has come out of it,” Slater continued. “This is 2017 and we still have people throwing temper tantrums online because they don’t want to see gay characters. I think it’s the last gasp of a certain breed of dinosaur that’s on the way out, and let them kick and scream as they go.”
– The Exorcist showrunner, Jeremy Slater.