Viewers have praised Emmerdale for attempting to fairly represent bisexuality.
Emotional scenes from last night’s episode of the British soap saw Aaron Dingle express concerns that boyfriend Robert was more likely to cheat on him because of his history with both men and women.
Robert confirmed his sexuality out loud for the first time, and tried to dispel myths that bisexual people are more promiscuous by stating: “I’m bisexual, okay. I like both. It doesn’t mean I’m gonna cheat!”
The couple expressed their love in a heartfelt conversation before Robert worked up the courage to propose – fans were understandably delighted with the moment, and expressed their excitement on Twitter.
Kudos to #Emmerdale for Robert actually coming out as bisexual. Good start to their No Return week.
— Shawn Lunn (@shawnlunn2002) October 17, 2016
Emmerdale is the first soap I can think of to address the old, toxic myth that bisexual people are more likely to cheat.
— The Guyliner (@theguyliner) October 17, 2016
But the episode was so good. The way they opened up to each other and Aaron telling Robert that he loves him.. I NEED A MINUTE #robron
— ✯Emmy Loves Louis✯ (@FadedHemlinson) October 17, 2016
— Daniela Lopes (@Dannypl) October 17, 2016
Thank you very much @emmerdale for having bisexual representation on your show. Thank from the bottom of my heart. It means the world.
— TONIGHT (@DMelonMiller) October 17, 2016
While bisexuality is still very much under-represented on TV, the touching scene between Robert and Aaron is being lauded as one of the best moments in the couple’s story arc.
Watch the moving moment below.
Words Bryan Bernal