9-1-1 Actor Oliver Stark Blasts Fans Upset By Bisexual Storyline: ‘You’ve Missed the Entire Point of the Show’

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Oliver Stark, known for his role in the hit series 9-1-1, recently took a stand against social media detractors who criticized his character's bisexual subplot. The actor expressed his thoughts via Instagram stories, openly disregarding the negative comments about the recent turn in his character's story.

“If you are one of the smaller group of people commenting on my posts about how this has ruined the show, I would like you to know that I truly don’t care,” the actor wrote on his Instagram stories on Saturday.

The latest episode revealed a significant development for Stark's firefighter character, Evan “Buck” Buckley, as he came to terms with his feelings for his friend Tommy (Louis Ferrigno Jr.), which exceeded mere friendship and saw the two characters share their first kiss.

“This is a show about love and inclusion,” Stark wrote. “It’s featured queer relationships from the very beginning including a beautiful Black lesbian marriage played out by two of the best actresses I’ve ever watched.

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“If one other character finding a new facet to his sexuality and [realizing] his bisexuality is your deal breaker — I fear you’ve missed the entire point of the show,” he continued. “You are not required to announce your departure.”

The actor added that he has received positive reactions to Buck’s sexual revelation, which have left him “humbled and overwhelmed.”

Looking ahead in the series, viewers can expect to see Buck and Tommy's relationship explored further as the storyline unfolds. An upcoming episode will feature the couple's inaugural date.


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