Fans were outraged by the action, as they didn’t want to see such a well-known trans figure go through another tragedy.
Annie Wallace, who portrays Sally St Claire on Hollyoaks, took to Twitter to express her dissatisfaction with the plot, writing: “Let’s make this young, beautiful trans woman’s narrative a happy one. Then we’ll assassinate her husband of only a few weeks. Once again, the ‘tragic trans’ trope rears its ugly head.”
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Wallace, who was the first trans actor to play a regular trans role in a British soap opera, went on to say later: “This still irritates me. The programme is coming to a close, and Neighbours couldn’t bring itself to give them a happy ending. That is something that trans individuals are entitled to as well. Let’s have a look at that, shall we?”
Yay… let’s give this young, beautiful trans woman a happy ending. And then let’s kill off her husband of mere weeks. The “tragic trans” trope rears its ugly head yet again. 🤦♀️ https://t.co/V8UhuRoNzc