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    Staring in series such as Remember Me, The White Princess, and most notably - Killing Eve as well as making a brief appearance in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Liverpool actress Jodie Comer has made a name for herself in recent years

    Killing Eve star Jodie Comer has found herself the subject of Twitter trending controversy following accusations that she is in a relationship with a Republican.

    Comer, who plays Villanelle on ‘Killing Eve’, was previously lauded by the queer community for its realistic portrayal of an LGBT person.

    The actress is also a vocal supporter of gay rights and the Black Lives Matter movement. She has also been involved in Pride Inside, an online festival set organised by Amnesty International, Stonewall, UK Black Pride, ParaPride, Gendered Intelligence.

    ​Now she has been dubbed a "performative ally" as a result of her alleged choice of partner being incompatible with her previously stated position.

    She is said to be dating an American named James Burke. After Twitter users trawled through social media and discovered his voting register for the GOP - the party of US President Donald Trump.


    Another user discovered that he followed her on Spotify and had a playlist called 'Jodie's songs'.

    ​​And that she tagged him in an Instagram story. He also follows President Trump on the account, which has now been deleted.

    ​Netizens were quick to attack the actress over the apparent "receipts".

    ​Others were more skeptical, however, highlighting that she has yet to make a statement on the accusations and that the evidence presented is flimsy.

    ​The actress is known for keeping her personal life discrete, with some netizens supporting her saying it is her business who she dates.

    ​Comer revealed that she was in a relationship during an interview with British Vogue in April.


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