EMMERDALE fans were furious tonight as Ethan Anderson “bullied” Luke Posner over his sexuality after it was revealed he was in a relationship with a man for months.
The chef – who is played by actor Max Parker in the ITV soap – has been hiding his sexuality since being in a relationship with Victoria Sugden.
Luke was grilled by EthanCredit: ITV
However the arrival of his ex Steven’s friend Ethan in the village has put that in danger.
In tonight’s episode Luke lashed out at Ethan for being in the pub where he worked.
“You shouldn’t be out here,” he said.
“You should probably stop asking so many questions mate, I know you’re a lawyer but this isn’t a trial.”
Ethan has been accused of ‘bullying’ LukeCredit: ITV
Ethan hit back: “And if it was a trial what do you think you’d be being accused of – impersonating a straight man?”
“I am a straight man,” Luke insisted as Ethan told him: “Why don’t you try telling that to Steven?”
Furious Luke said: “Why don’t you tell him because I haven’t spoke to him in ages.
“Me and him it was a one off thing. During that time I realised that wasn’t who I am. I thought it was but it isn’t. Why can’t you accept that?
Viewers were frustrated by the sceneCredit: ITV
“I’m a straight man with a girlfriend that I love. Accept it or not but either way – shut up and butt out.”
However fans believe Ethan took his questioning too far.
One wrote: “Ethan shouldn’t be trying to bully Luke.”
A second said: “Ethan needs to stop pilling the pressure on Luke. He may be bringing up a moment of the past that he didn’t want to haunt him.”
Another added: “I don’t agree that someone should pressure someone to “come out” if they don’t want to. Ethan leave it, what’s it to you?!”