Free shipping over $99 | Interest Free *no credit check* financing is available!

News Site Shuts Down Homophobic Troll With A+ Read

by Dan Tracer January 21, 2016

news-site-gay-couple2_640x345_acf_cropped

We wish this story had a happier context, but we can at least be pleased that Australian News Corp site news.com.au has refused to let the insensitivity of one of its readers go unblasted.

A newly-wed gay couple form Britain, David and Marco Bulmer-Rizzi, were on their honeymoon in Adelaide, Australia, when David died in a freak accident, cracking his skull while falling down a flight of stairs.

The tragedy was then made even more horrific when the Australian government stamped “never married” on David’s death certificate. South Australian law does not recognize any same-sex marriages.

Related: This Gay Couple Was Targeted By Antigay, Racist Trolls. Here’s How They Proved Love Always Wins.

That meant Marco wasn’t considered David’s next of kin, shutting him out of the decision making process regarding things like cremation or how the body was handled.

A story about the injustice ran on news.com.au featuring a photo of the couple that any rational person would find heartbreaking and poignant. But reader Michael Davis had other things on his mind.

“Where was the caution or warning for this image?” he asked on the news site’s Facebook page. “Some of us are trying to have bloody dinner without thinking about a bloke tasting man spit you dirty scumbags.”

Related: ESPN Reporter Shuts Down Fan’s Antigay Slur On Live TV

To the News Corp editor’s credit, the site made an excellent call to abandon journalistic objectivity in its response:

“Sure thing Michael! WARNING: A man eating ‘bloody dinner’ is being unnecessarily hateful in your midst. Tread cautiously, or simply ignore his remarks. Glad to be of service.”

The site’s comment quickly amassed over 1,500 likes.

Here’s how the exchange looked:

Content-warning

h/t Pink News




Dan Tracer
Dan Tracer

Author


Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in Think

WATCH: ‘Will & Grace’ Cast Reunite For Some Political Theater

by Dan Tracer September 27, 2016

As the world focused its attention on a qualified former Secretary of State and an unprepared orange car crash last night, a different sort of political theater was making waves across social media. Yes, the cast of Will & Grace delivered on those teases and reassembled for a reunion. God bless America. Related: This Totally ’90s Saved [...]

Continue Reading →

WATCH: Gaylebrities Reveal The Last Thing They Searched For On Google

by Tim Winfred September 27, 2016

Why does Bianca Del Rio need to wear large sunglasses? Which airline doesn’t have wifi? Queerty’s Tim Winfred, hit the red carpet in Los Angeles for the premiere of Hurricane Bianca to find out what some of your favorite “gaylebrities” have been searching for on Google. Watch the video above to find out what Bianca Del Rio, [...]

Continue Reading →

Having Lots And Lots Sex Can Bring You Closer To God, Study Finds

by Graham Gremore September 27, 2016

Can having sex bring you closer to God? According to a new study, the answer is yes. Hallelujah, yes! Researchers from Duke University in North Carolina just carried an experiment where they boosted levels of oxytocin in middle-aged men. Oxytocin is a naturally-occurring hormone released in the brain during sex and believed to play a part in promoting empathy, trust, social bonding, and [...]

Continue Reading →