Perry bags a soap ban for vi­o­lence gag

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HOL­LYOAKS ac­tor Parry Glasspool has been sus­pended from the soap for post­ing a video in which he ap­peared to joke about do­mes­tic vi­o­lence.

The 24-year-old ( above), who plays stu­dent Harry Thomp­son on the Chan­nel 4 drama, caused con­tro­versy with the video in which he wielded a knife.

Soap bosses have fined the ac­tor an undis­closed sum, which Glasspool said he will do­nate to a do­mes­tic vi­o­lence char­ity.

In a state­ment, he said: “I am truly sorry to any­one I have up­set or of­fended.”

The clip, now deleted from the ac­tor’s In­sta­gram ac­count, was posted in June and fea­tured the ac­tor tak­ing on the role of a woman warn­ing her boyfriend about talk­ing to other girls.

“I would kill you if you did ... With this knife I know ex­actly how to. Done it be­fore and I’ll do it again so don’t even think about it,” he said.

The in­ci­dent came af­ter he apol­o­gised for mak­ing a “date rape” joke about Love Is­land con­tes­tant Daniel Lukakis on In­sta­gram.

The two-week sus­pen­sion be­gan on Mon­day night.

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