Dallas airport experienced a gay slur being thrown at a man in a pink shirt by a homophobic bully this week, and the harrowing scene was captured on video. When the drunk attacker suddenly became physically violent and kicked him in the crotch, some goodhearted travelers stepped in to stop the abuse. The Spreadit News shares this Monday, October 27, 2014, that police were soon called in and arrested the intoxicated assailant.
In what quickly became a media sensation, the Dallas airport gay slur was recorded live by one observer on video and uploaded to YouTube. Within hours, it was being viewed thousands of times and prompting a number of comments over the bully’s wrongful actions and drunken state. From the clip, one can watch as the whole scene unfolds, eventually resulting in a wasted man attacking a fellow traveler in a pink shirt until he was finally stopped.
Drinking and flying do not mix. It seems that the suspect, who has not had his name released, had one too many drinks on his last flight. While waiting at the Dallas and Forth Worth Airport baggage claim, he began picking on a man in a pink shirt, calling him “gay” and a “faggot.” Before long, his verbal abuse became physical. It was then that some good Samaritans decided it was at last time to step in and stop the homophobe.
According to the press release, the drunk man started shouting at gay slurs, initially resulting in some passerby looking on at the scene in shock and revulsion. As provided in the video footage, a number of children were present to watch the distasteful spectacle. The incident escalated as the homophobic comments became more and more severe.
“Queers!” the man screamed. “That’s what I’m upset about. This faggot right here.”
By the time the camera starts rolling, continues News Oxy, the man being cursed at in the Dallas airport baggage claim area was simply waiting for his luggage and wearing a pink shirt with a black jacket. Suddenly, the drunk suspect’s verbal abuse turned violent, and he kicked the man in the crotch, later punching the victim and almost bringing him to the ground.
Seconds later, several travelers stopped watching the incident and decided to step in. Bringing several people into the brief brawl, outside witnesses quickly called airport police, who arrived on the scene to figure out the situation and eventually arrest the attacker. Before they arrived, one bystander in a cowboy hat who had seen him kick the victim could be heard saying a number of expletives.
Within moments, the drunk suspect responsible for the Dallas airport gay slurs was restrained and no longer a threat. However, it seems that this bigot was not only homophobic, but racist as well. As soon as he was arrested by African-Americans officers, he was said to begin shouting insults at the black men. He can even be seen at one point in the video trying to head butt one of the security officials below the waist.
As expressed by one witness following the incident, it was a frightening and disturbing event. Without a doubt, the antagonist appeared drunk, and that may have played a role in his abuse of the pink-shirted man, the source shared. As seen towards the end of the video, several other law enforcement officials arrived to handcuff the still grumbling suspect and take him away.
“We saw a very troubled man – we hope that he was under the influence of some kind of substance because if he wasn’t and that’s his true personality then he’s going to have a long run in front of him.”
What is equally disturbing about this onslaught of gay slurs at the Dallas airport is that the attacker had no reason to believe the man he was degrading was even homosexual — he simply assumed he was because of the clothes he was wearing. Do you have any reaction to the featured video being called nothing short of a hate crime this week? Thankfully, there were some responsible travelers nearby who prevented the situation from getting any worse.