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Castmember Attacked in Gay Bar

Castmember Attacked in Gay Bar


Levi Cocker, a member of the cast of Logo's A List: Dallas series, says he was attacked in a gay bar in Oklahoma City last Thursday, raising questions that negative reaction to his series may be responsible, reports Back2Stonewall.

In a series of tweets, Cocker says he was jumped by four men and one of the men broke a bar-stool over his head because they didn't like the show. He later tweeted that he had a huge headache, but his head "is going to be fine." There's no word on whether charges have been filed.

Another member of the cast, Taylor Garrett, has made previous claims that he was beaten up for being a gay Republican and that his friendship with Ann Coulter, who makes a guest appearance on an episode, made him a target.

Logo's Dallas-set series, along with its New York-based counterpart, has been controversial with many LGBT viewers, who claim the show perpetuates negative stereotypes of gay men. Back2Stonewall's Will Kohler asks, "Does Crocker's assault prove that it's not really politics but Logo TV's horrible stereotyping and ignoring of the LGBT communities objections to the debasing of the community that is causing these current problems?

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