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Will Young appeals to the Mayor of London to help him track down a homophobic bus driver

The singer says he wants to ensure this driver does not abuse any other passengers.

Will Young homophobic abuse Source: Anthony Devlin

WILL YOUNG CLAIMS that a London bus driver made a homophobic comment towards him while he was travelling through the city.

The 38-year-old singer reported the incident to Transport for London and was disappointed by the response he received. He took to Twitter to vent his frustration and appeal to the Mayor of London for help.

He wrote:

Homophobic abuse from a TfL bus driver calling me a poofter. Reported it ten minutes after it happened and TfL been amazing. However, bus companies on route say video footage gone as too late.

He added that he was not sure how anybody’s supposed to get footage of similar incidents if he couldn’t, even when he reported it ten minutes later.

The singer then tweeted Sadiq Khan, asking the Mayor to ensure that this bus driver does not abuse anyone else.

A spokesperson from Transport for London got in touch with Will shortly after. They wrote:

Hi Will, I am so sorry to see this. I’ve also just seen the previous tweet and I want to ensure that we take action straight away. The behaviour you described is unacceptable.

TfL then asked for contact details. Fans of the singer have applauded him for not letting the slur used by the driver slide.

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