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Date TimeJanuary 06, 2018
VoiceWill Young experiences homophobic abuse from London bus driver
Transport for London has apologised to Pop Idol winner Will Young after he complained that a bus driver subjected him to homophobic abuse.
"We're very sorry to hear of Will Young's experience, and are looking into it urgently," said TfL director of enforcement Steve Burton.
Young says the bus driver called him a "poofter" when he was driving his car in Fulham on 12 December.
The singer said he reported the incident to TfL ten minutes after it had happened but was unable to obtain the onboard video footage from the bus.

"Bus companies on route say video footage gone as too late - quite how someone complains and actually GETS footage I am unsure," he said in a tweet.
London bus drivers are employed by private companies and are not direct employees of Tfl.
TfL has said it is investigating the incident and that any form of hate crime would "not be tolerated".
"Everyone has the right to travel without fear of abuse or intimidation and if anyone witnesses or is victim to hate crime they should report it immediately," said Burton.
"We work closely with our police partners to eradicate hate crimes and fully investigate all reported incidents."
Will Young experiences homophobic abuse from London bus driver
Will Young has called on London Mayor Sadiq Khan to help to identify the bus driver and "ensure he doesn't abuse others".
The singer added, "To be called a poofter isn't the nicest thing and it reminds me what a vile thing prejudicial language is".
Research published in September by the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights charity Stonewall found that one in five LGBT people living in the Britain experienced a hate crime or incident due to their sexual orientation or gender identity in the preceding 12 months.
The figure rose to one in four for LGBT people living in Greater London.

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