“Torchwood” star John Barrowman is stunned, British Prime Minister David Cameron might be supporting a ban on same sex kissing before 9pm. The policy would ban same-sex kissing on U.K. television during “pre-watershed” TV hours.
“Torchwood’s” John Barrowman, who plays Capt. Jack Harkness, is openly gay. Barrowman’s character Jack was in love with Ianto (Gareth David-Lloyd) in earlier episodes their relationship quickly became a popular storyline.Barrowman says he isn’t asking censors allow full-on sex scenes during pre-watershed hours, “but a kiss? That’s ridiculous. This sparks a bit of a flame in me, and it’s something that I will stand up for.””I’m shocked,” Barrowman says. “I don’t have all the information, but if it’s true and it’s going to happen, I think it’s ridiculous. If we can see a man and a woman kiss [in the earlier hours], we should be able to see two men kiss or two women kiss. It’s a sign of affection and love. There’s nothing dirty about it. It’s perfectly natural, perfectly normal. To do this suggests that it’s bad, that’s it’s wrong. And there is nothing about me and my life that is wrong.”
The actor says he is surprised by this news. He was invited to 10 Downing Street after Cameron became prime minister. “They wanted to have a relationship with a lot of the gay community and get their thoughts on stuff,” he says. “This frightens me, because this goes back to what I call the old conservative ways of the Conservative party in the U.K. It shows that they are not being progressive and not moving forward.”