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Home and Away star Lynne McGranger says she is ‘ horrified ‘ by claims of homophobia around the show

Home and Away star Lynne McGranger weighed on the fans ' uproar after Channel Seven allegedly edited a gay scene from the long-running soap in Aussie

The legendary actress — who has played Irene Roberts on the show since 1993 — surprised many when she responded to media commentator Andrew Mercado's Facebook post about the "homophobia" he said he experienced with former network executives in the late '90s.

Home and Away star Lynne McGranger weighed on the fans ' uproar after Channel Seven allegedly edited a gay scene from the long-running soap in Aussie

The legendary actress — who has played Irene Roberts on the show since 1993 — surprised many when she responded to media commentator Andrew Mercado's Facebook post about the "homophobia" he said he experienced with former network executives in the late '90s.

Andrew Mercado made the claims on Facebook as cited by TV Tonight. (Getty)

The inconsistencies were first discovered earlier this month by viewers who found that there was no embrace between characters Alex (played by Zoe Ventoura) and Willow (Sarah Roberts) in an episode aired here in Australia-a kiss that was otherwise screened across the Atlantic.

Zoe Ventoura and Sarah Roberts on Home and Away. (Seven Network)

"Seven don't believe we can manage kisses of the same sex, given it PG timeslot, and the girls just rub each other's heads," Mercado concluded in his article. "THAT is bigotry, guys." This is where 67-year-old McGranger piped up, speaking in a screenshot caught by TV Tonight, "Absolutely agree on Andrew! It's my freakin's workplace and I'm humiliated and appalled that the attitude is so darn authoritarian."

Lynne McGranger has played Irene Roberts on the show since 1993. (Seven Network)

Channel Seven released a statement to the ABC in early February, claiming that the incorrect edition of the two series had gone on air because of "human error."

"As with any television show, various changes are made all the way up to final transmission throughout the post-production process," they wrote in a statement. 

9Honey Celebrity has reached out for clarification to the Seven Network.

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