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Jodie Comer is targeted by Twitter mob for ‘dating a Donald Trump fan’

Cancelling Eve: Twitter mob targets actress Jodie Comer for ‘dating a Donald Trump fan’ after pictures emerged of her with US lacrosse player who ‘is a registered Republican voter’

She takes out her enemies in increasingly sadistic fashion as bisexual assassin Villanelle in Killing Eve.

Now, however, actress Jodie Comer has found herself the victim after hundreds of social media users called for her to be ‘cancelled’ – the modern equivalent of being chased with burning torches.

The Bafta-winner’s apparent crime is that she is said to be dating an American supporter of Donald Trump’s Republican party – despite playing a bisexual character in the hit BBC drama.

One Twitter user claims to have evidence that Miss Comer, 27, is in a relationship with James Burke, 26, a lacrosse player whom she is said to have met in Boston. 

Killing Eve actress Jodie Comer’s apparent crime is that she is said to be dating an American supporter of Donald Trump’s Republican party – despite playing a bisexual character in the hit BBC drama. One Twitter user claims to have evidence that Miss Comer, 27, is in a relationship with James Burke, 26, whom she is said to have met in Boston. (Mr Burke is believed to be pictured with Jodie, above)

The 27-year-old (above in Killing Eve) has found herself the victim after hundreds of social media users called for her to be ‘cancelled’ – the modern equivalent of being chased with burning torches

The 27-year-old (above in Killing Eve) has found herself the victim after hundreds of social media users called for her to be ‘cancelled’ – the modern equivalent of being chased with burning torches

He is now believed to have moved to Liverpool, where the actress lives. A picture posted online shows the pair on a boat with a group of people.  

Another depicts them posing with their heads together.

And the actress was recently pictured wearing a Boston Laxachusetts tracksuit top, Mr Burke’s current lacrosse club in Boston, Massachusetts. 

Jodie Comer is believed to be pictured with James Burke

Jodie Comer is believed to be pictured with James Burke

A video, reportedly from Miss Comer’s account but tagged with Mr Burke’s Instagram username, shows her singing in the back of a car.

Screenshots from his alleged Instagram account – which has now been deactivated, as has his Spotify music account, which had a playlist titled Jodie’s Songs – appeared to show he followed Mr Trump. 

Official records in the US show that Mr Burke, from Boston, is a registered Republican voter – although many members of the party strongly oppose Mr Trump.

Some Twitter users – who seem, without any evidence, to equate anyone who follows Mr Trump to be also a Trump supporter and also agree with everything he says – have called for Miss Comer to be ‘cancelled’, claiming that her public support for the Black Lives Matter movement and LGBT rights are at odds with Republican beliefs.

One tweeted: ‘Jodie Comer if you’re reading this, you can’t play a gay character and call yourself an ally when you’re dating a Republican, you disgusting piece of s***.’ 

Mr Burke is a talented lacrosse player, seen here in a post-match interview for Duxbury HS

Mr Burke is a talented lacrosse player, seen here in a post-match interview for Duxbury HS

Some Twitter users have called for Miss Comer to be ‘cancelled’, claiming that her public support for the Black Lives Matter movement and LGBT rights are at odds with Republican beliefs, while others defended the actress

Some Twitter users have called for Miss Comer to be ‘cancelled’, claiming that her public support for the Black Lives Matter movement and LGBT rights are at odds with Republican beliefs, while others defended the actress

Another posted: ‘Jodie Comer dating a Trump supporter, while she’s portraying an LGBT character … is not only wrong but disgusting. 

‘Also her posts about BLM now look like performance activism.’

Others defended the actress, with one writing: ‘So without any actual evidence the internet is ‘cancelling’ another celebrity. Worms for brains.’

Representatives for Miss Comer, an active supporter of the LGBT community, did not respond to requests for comment.

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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