Hollyoaks actor experiences homophobia — from gay men
"I got called 'faggot Doug' on the street a few weeks ago," the actor, who is gay himself, told the Daily Star.
He also revealed that many of the homophobic taunts came from other gay men.
"A lot of gay men have tweeted me to say I have a gay haircut now, which is homophobic," he said.
"Gay men tweet me and say I'm skinny or cry too much, so within the gay community there is self-hatred."
He also went on to say that he is not completely comfortable with his sexuality.
"It's the exact opposite," the 27-year-old said. "The perception is that I should have had all this worked out by the time I got on a show that has put me in the spotlight for being gay.
I'm still working it out. I'm very late in my own development.
"There are so many hurdles I need to get over. It's tricky but it means I need to focus on myself and making me happy."