Coronation Street fans have flooded social media with theories over the fate of Max Turner (played by Paddy Bever) after his own father David Platt (Jack P. Shepherd) calls the police over the trolling of Maria Connor (Samia Longchambon). Nevertheless, ITV viewers consider his dad has made a foul judgement call.
Max was arrested on Wednesday’s episode of Coronation Street for making online threats to kill Maria.
Hiding behind the username Sadboy55, someone has been making life a misery for the aspiring politician.
Suspicious viewers have speculated on Twitter in regards to the true identity of the troll.
Roberto tweeted: “I deffo think there will likely be something happening between Tim and Aggy #corrie @itvcorrie and poor Max I do not think it’s him possibly shona [sic].”
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Maria was the goal of photoshopped images, with deepfake technology which made her seem like she starred in an adult film.
She told the South Wales Evening Post: “She’s absolutely mortified.
“One, that it even exists, and two, that [her son] Liam has seen this video and thinks that it’s her – these deepfakes actually seem like the person.
“So she’s absolutely mortified considering that everybody’s going to think that she’s been doing pornography.
“She thinks that everybody who voted her in as councillor will see this video and think that she’s someone that she’s not.”
The storyline began after Maria requested to have the bins in the realm modified to permit more recycling.
Since her recycling crusade has progressed, the quantity of hate online has increased.
But, fans could have to attend to see whether it’s Max who’s the guilty @sadboy55.
Coronation Street continues Friday at 8pm on ITV.