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Homophobic Cab Driver Tells Gay Man He Needs “God’s Help”

by Rob Smith April 07, 2016


Just in case Mississippi and North Carolina gave you the idea that homophobia is a purely American thing, a gay man in New Zealand was told he needed “God’s help” by a taxi driver.

23-year-old Joe Nieddu opened up to Stuff about being shamed by a female taxi driver after she found out he was gay:

“She was asking about my partner, how long we had been together. She asked ‘what’s her name?’ and I said, ‘no, no, his name’.”

After that, the driver proceeded to berate Nieddu about being gay, how he needed to pray to God for forgiveness, and how God could help him. Nieddu was outraged and complained to the taxi service, but got little consolation.

Capital Taxi’s managing director Tim Lau said:

“As far as we are concerned there’s no legal requirement for us to tell drivers what to say If a passenger believed comments were offensive they needed to “complain to the person they’re offended by.

She was expressing something that’s entirely her opinion but he didn’t ask her to stop. He didn’t do anything to try and alleviate the situation. It’s up to him to say he’s not happy with it. People with feelings are hurt all the time. No law has been broken.”

Technically he’s right, though it’s still a bad move on the part of the company. As our favorite Atlanta housewife Sheree would say: ‘whatever happened to customer service?’

Watch Joe share his story below.

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