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Ugly Betty's Michael Urie: 'If you're offended by gay sex on TV, don't watch it'

2015-01-27
Ugly Betty star Michael Urie has criticised Billy Crystal's recent comments about gay sex on television. Crystal – who played one of US TV’s first ever gay characters on 1970’s sitcom Soap - argued this month (January) that the media’s portrayal of gay sex scenes is becoming ” a little too much” for him, going on to say that he doesn’t want it “shoved” in his face. Find out more here. Broadway Opening Of "American Idiot" - Arrivals And Curtain Call The comedian later attempted to clarify his comments, saying that he didn’t intend to give the impression that he was only referring to gay sex. In a new interview, openly gay former Ugly Betty actor Michael Urie has responded to Crystal's comments by suggesting that people who think there is too much gay sex on TV should just "change the channel and not watch it". “I don’t think it’s overexposed," he told NewNowNext. "If gay sex on TV is too much for you, change the channel and don’t watch it, it’s not for you. I think there is far too much football on TV. But I’m not going around saying they should take football off the air; I’m changing the channel.” Meanwhile, How To Get Away With Murder creator Shonda Rhimes was recently forced to defend the popular drama’s gay sex scenes – find out more here. More stories: ‘Maleficent’ star Brenton Thwaites comes out as bisexual? Neil Patrick Harris set to become People’s first ever gay ‘Sexiest Man Alive’?