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02/06/2015 07:25 BST | Updated 02/06/2015 10:59 BST

‘EastEnders' Gay Kiss Between Ben Mitchell And Paul Coker Sparks A Flurry Of Homophobic Tweets - Followed By Epic Shutdowns

Monday night’s ‘EastEnders’ saw new arrival Paul Coker pucker up to Ben Mitchell, but not everyone was pleased by the storyline.

A number of ‘EastEnders’ viewers took to Twitter to complain about the snog, and moan about the storyline.

Tweets included:

Thankfully, more than a few Twitter users saw sense, and slammed the homophobic tweets:

Ben was previously openly gay, however, he’s now in a relationship with Abi Branning.

Many fans of the show already knew that Ben and Paul were set to lock lips, as the scene was featured in the soap’s summer trailer revealed last month.

Elsewhere in the Square, there’s also been drama for Shabnam and Kush, and their engagement isn’t exactly going smoothly.

Will they make it up the aisle? Your guess is as good as ours…

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