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‘Grease’ star under fire for tasteless gay sex Instagram photo

‘Grease’ star under fire for tasteless gay sex Instagram photo

An Australian singer is under fire for posting a tasteless image of gay sex on Instagram in order to poke fun at a losing football team.

Rob Mills from Victoria, Australia is famous for appearing on Australian Idol and being a musical theatre star currently starring in a production of Grease.

Last night (27 September), Mills was watching a football match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the Sydney Swans of the Australian Football League (AFL) final.

The Sydney Swans lost quite dramatically, so Mills posted a photo to his Instagram account showing two figurines engaged in a gay sex act. The toy depicting the losing team was bent over, while the toy depicting the winning team was pressed up against it from behind.

He added the hashtags #hilarious and #criticssaidwhaaaaaat.

This prompted several critics on social media to hit out at the star for offensive views about gay sex.

‘It equates receiving anal sex with being beaten or losing – that is homophobic,’ said @erinrileyau.

‘Shame on you @RobMillsyMills for instagramming that vile, homophobic lego picture about the Swans v Hawthorn. I thought better of you,’ tweeted @bec_barrett.

‘@RobMillsyMills Yeah nah, Millsy. Not cool. You’re supposed to be a friend of the rainbow community!’ said @katiemelb.

Mills has since removed the photo from his account, and published an apology on his website.

‘I apologise unreservedly for the photo I tweeted yesterday – it was immature and inappropriate,’ he said.

‘In the excitement of celebrating the Hawks Grand Final win, I didn’t think about the homophobic implications of the image.

‘This incident probably shows how entrenched inadvertent homophobia is in our culture.

‘As a long-time supporter of the rights of Australia’s gay community, it’s not good enough and I’m ashamed if I have contributed to it, even in a small way.’

The AFL has recently come forward for their support of the LGBTI community.

Their CEO openly backed same-sex marriage for Australians, and they ended their sponsorship deal with anti-gay Brunei.