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Watch How These Commuters React To Public Acts Of Homophobia

by Derek de Koff June 30, 2016

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In a crowded subway train during rush hour, how many passengers would dare to stand up to a homophobic aggressor?

That’s what Julius Dien wanted to find out when he took to the London streets and tubes, staging a social experiment that gauges various responses to public acts of homophobia.

Related: Two Men Walked The Streets of Moscow Holding Hands As A Social Experiment. Things Did Not End Well.

The experiment involves two of Julius’s friends, Adam Ward and Josh Green, holding hands and openly making out in public.

That’s when Julius enters the picture, shouting homophobic slurs.

The rest of the performance all depends on whichever unsuspecting mark happens to be sitting nearby.

Related: What Happens When A Straight Guy Hits On Other Unsuspecting Straight Guys?

As you can see in the below video, most responses are encouraging. Quite a few people stand up for the couple, and some people tell Julius to leave the area or even threaten to “knock him out.”

Not surprisingly, there is one little asshole who decides to join Julius in the abuse: “If you gonna do that,” he says, “do it somewhere else. They got more rights than we have nowadays.”

Watch the clip below: 


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