‘9-1-1’ Actor Defends Controversial LGBTQ Storyline


The most recent episode of 9-1-1 kicked off with a particular look and ended with a surprising kiss. An actor from the present defends the LGBTQ storyline. Maintain studying for all the small print on the bombshell second and followers’ response to it.

Word: This text comprises SPOILERS for the most recent episode of the ABC drama.

Bachelor Calls 9-1-1

The fictional characters of 9-1-1 discovered themselves star-struck after answering a name for assist from the famed mansion featured on The Bachelor. Jesse Palmer and Season 28 lead Joey Graziadei made cameos as themselves on the ABC drama.

A fictional contestant glued herself to the glistening driveway after knocking out one other contestant to take her place within the Night time 1 introductions.

Enormous Bachelor Nation fan Jennifer Love Hewitt was the brainchild behind the epic crossover. She performed dispatcher Maddie Buckley on 9-1-1.

Sealed With A Kiss

9-1-1 initially aired on Fox earlier than getting canceled in 2023. ABC rescued the present, and 9-1-1 marked its one centesimal episode on Thursday, April 4, with a surprising growth.

Cast of '9-1-1'/Credit: Fox YouTubeCast of '9-1-1'/Credit: Fox YouTube
Solid of ‘9-1-1’/Credit score: Fox YouTube

After a number of failed relationships with varied ladies, Evan “Buck” Buckley discovered himself jealous of Eddie (Ryan Guzman) and Tommy’s (Lou Ferrigno Jr.) burgeoning friendship.

Nonetheless, within the final moments of the episode, viewers discovered that Buck wasn’t jealous of their friendship. As an alternative, the firefighter was harboring a secret crush on Tommy. The 2 males shared a steamy kiss and made plans for a date, which viewers will see subsequent week.

9-1-1 Actor Defends Controversial LGBTQ Storyline

Viewers have been divided over the controversial kiss. Some folks thought it got here out of nowhere, however others regarded again at Buck’s historical past on the present and claimed there have been hints alongside the best way.

Oliver Stark, the actor who performs Buck, informed TV Line that there had been “crumbs” for years about Buck’s sexuality. Because the controversy continues to rage on social media, Oliver Stark took to Instagram to talk out.

Oliver Stark as Evan “Buck” Buckley on '9-1-1'/Credit: Fox YouTubeOliver Stark as Evan “Buck” Buckley on '9-1-1'/Credit: Fox YouTube
Oliver Stark as Evan “Buck” Buckley on ‘9-1-1’/Credit score: Fox YouTube

In a prolonged publish to Instagram Story, the actor gave a shout-out to followers supporting the present exploring Buck’s bisexuality. “Humbled and overwhelmed by the constructive response to Buck’s storyline,” he wrote.

He acknowledged that some viewers weren’t proud of the flip of occasions. However does it hassle him? Not a bit. “If you’re one of many smaller group of individuals commenting on my posts about how this has ruined the present, I would really like you to know that I really don’t care,” Oliver Stark stated to the haters.

“This can be a present about love and inclusion. It’s featured queer relationships from the very starting,” he added.

The showrunners don’t have to fret concerning the controversial storyline affecting the way forward for the present. ABC already renewed 9-1-1 for Season 8.

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