The alleged homophobic attack took place on Thursday night in Surry Hills, also involving two other cast members from the show. Daniel “Folkesy” Folkes (24) was arrested just before midnight after allegedly urinating on a man while the other two cast members (27 and 28 years old) dished out homophobic slurs to the man.
The three guys were out celebrating a birthday when they started attacking a guy who was sitting alone on the steps at the corner of Riley Street and Goulbourn Street.
While resisting arrest, the guy was apparently bragging to police that he was the star of a TV show. The drama with this crew seems to be ongoing, with cast members Vernesa Toroman and Sophie Kalantzis were involved in a suspected knife attack outside a cafe. The network that airs the show, Channel Ten, has not commented on the gay attack incident.
Like Jersey Shore, this show has received a lot of criticism saying that it doesn’t portray the community in a good light and that it’s just plain trash. This incident certainly doesn’t help the situation either.
Below is an image that shows the cliques in the show and how each person relates to one another. You’ll find “Folksey” in the fourth row down on the right, next to Jye who was apparently one of the other guys in the incident.