Now I have by and large liked this storyline. The actresses have great chemistry, and its also commented on the homophobia in the Muslim community.
Recently however they had the character Kate try and seduce a man in order to have a baby (after she and Rana seemingly broke up.)
Now I didn't like this aspect of the story. I thought it was a stupid and out of character for Kate and just an excuse to force a conflict between them, which we know is going to be resolved soon as they are a popular pairing.
However Claudia is now accusing it of lesbophobia (is that even a word?) is calling on people to write in and complain, and is attacking the producer for having an anti gay agenda and wants him fired.
Here are her tweets.
Make A Complaint About The Lesphobic Storyline
These Straight Writers Don't Understand How Huge It Is To Have Representation
Its A Cop Out
Sending Homophobia into people's homes
Now the reason I bring this up is because it shows you why people like Claudia do about 1000000 times more harm than good.
Yes this storyline has taken a stupid turn but so what? Look how many straight relationships in not just Corrie but various other soaps have been wrecked by bad writing? Characters suddenly having affairs or doing something stupid etc.
Look at Peter Barlow and Tina. That to me was the worst. It not only wrecked Michelle Keegan's character, but killed her off when there was no need too.
Difference is the writers didn't get people accusing them of being bigots with Peter and Tina. People just accepted it was poor writing.
With a lesbian couple however make on tiny little mistake that you would with a straight couple in a soap and the absolute roof will fall on your head. In this current climate your career might be ruined (I mean hey if these complaints pick up steam then this producer could be tarred as a homophobe making him a pariah in the SJW dominated industry.)
So again who is going to want to write for LGBT characters or black characters or even female characters in this atmosphere? I've said it before and I'll say it again these people need to be told to fuck off.
If anything I'd have Rana go out and shag about 30 guys just to piss these people off.