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The Actor From 'Love Victor' Is Getting Death Threats From LGBTQ People Because He Played A Gay Character On Film

Source - Michael Cimino says he's catching tons of heat for playing a gay character in "Love, Victor" ... and he claims some haters are even threatening his life.

Michael, who plays the title character in the Hulu romance series, says he's getting ripped by some people in the LGBTQ community for taking a gay role when he's straight in real life.

MC told Attitude -- a gay magazine in the U.K. -- he was expecting to catch flak going into the project, but now says some of the reaction is crossing the line.

The 21-year-old star is fully aware many people have a problem with straight actors getting gay roles while gay actors are often forced to stay in the closet. 

Hey homos, here's an idea- stop. Just stop. Enough already. You're upset because a straight actor played the role of a gay man on film? Life must be tough if you're taking time out of your day to complain about that. Instead of whining, why not be happy that a gay television series is actually being made? Sure it was sub-par, but the fact that I was able to sit down and watch something that even remotely represented my life was fantastic. I'm sure it was equally fantastic for every other gay kid out there who has to regularly suffer through straight people making out on camera. 

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The problem with stories like these is that they always come about because a super woke vocal minority complains loud enough. The reality is no level-headed gay man actually cares. Yeah it would be nice to see more gay actors out there, but at the end of the day we just want entertaining television that tells our story- that's it. 

Also, Michael's family can kick rocks...

Sounds like Michael's getting heat from all angles, including from his own family. He says some of his own relatives are spouting off homophobic comments about the show and his character ... something he didn't expect.

We'll see how much they're complaining when he's paying their mortgage. If you haven't watched 'Love, Victor'' yet, I highly recommend it. Especially if you're straight. Now here's the trailer. Enjoy.