Actor Christian Keyes is facing a backlash from the gay community - after asking gay men to stop making s*xual comments to him in his DMs.

The actor took to Instagram yesterday to speak out about inappropriate comments being made on his page and in his DMs. Christian is a straight male actor, and he asked his gay followers to respect his s*xuality - and stop flirting with him in his comments or in his DMs

Here's what he said that's causing such controversy:

But the gay community quickly FLIPPED THE SCRIPT on Christian. He is now being called "homophobic" for his comments. Some gay men are even suggesting that they will boycott any projects that Christian works on.

After being blasted by suggestions that he was homophobic, Christian left the following comments on Instagram:

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Christian had a recurring role in the 2010 BET comedy series Let's Stay Together.He also appeared in Keri Hilson's music video "Energy", "The Way That I Love You" by Ashanti, In the Morning by Ledisi, Suitcase by Mary J. Blige playing love interests.

Keyes has appeared in several films and made-for-television movies, include leading roles in Perfect Combination (2010), Lord, All Men Can't Be Dogs (2011) alongside Vivica A. Fox, Note to Self (2012), Act Like You Love Me (2013) and The Man in 3B (2015). He also appear in a Tyler Perry's stage plays including Madea Goes to Jail and What's Done in the Dark.