The Walter Deveraux actor recently sat down for a chat on the podcast Don't Filter Feelings, where he addressed the TV industry's apparent "systemic racism" with his co-stars Talia Grant and Richard Blackwood.
In a recent interview with Digital Spy, he was asked about the response he received.
"I think I had one or maybe two negative comments on social media about it," he said.
"I deal with negativity by throwing love at it and I just said: 'Thank you very much' and one person actually responded by apologising and pointing out their own sense of defence, because they felt they needed to defend something.
"We had very favourable comments and a very favourable reaction. A lot of people assumed this was going to be us defending Lime and it wasn't at all. It was about discussing my own experience as someone who has lived through a lot of systemic racism and continues to do so."
Trevor continued: "I had my own viewpoint, Talia had hers and Richard had his. I think we were all in agreement that something has to change and that was the viewpoint we discussed.
"I think people were expecting us to defend Lime and I don't do that. I am not going to defend something that I think needs changing. We don't need to defend Lime, it's not my job to do that."
In response to the podcast, a Lime Pictures spokesperson said: "Hollyoaks celebrates inclusivity on-screen and off; whilst we believe that is evident on screen, we recognise that we need to do more to increase and support inclusivity behind the camera, especially for black writers, directors and crew.
"We have significantly increased the number of writers of colour working on Hollyoaks, but we need to do more to support Black writers in particular.
"We strive to overcome the significant barriers that black people face within our industry and through the New Writing North Hollyoaks Award, the Lime Interns Scheme, the Channel 4 Production Trainee Scheme and Lime's own Networking and Workshop events we support up and coming TV talent with entry-level opportunities on Hollyoaks.
"We need to broaden and amplify these schemes to encourage and support new entrants from Black backgrounds in particular and to nurture Black creative talent at all levels within Lime.
"Lime's Liverpool site has been integral in providing vital regional employment and will continue to do that together with endeavouring to be more representative and inclusive both behind the camera at Hollyoaks and at Lime Pictures across the board."
Hollyoaks makes its return on Monday, September 7 at 6.30pm on Channel 4. The next episode then airs at 7pm on E4 that evening.
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