Ever wonder how to handle homophobic comments? Fabulously, of course!
That’s the lesson from a gay couple who discovered homophobic graffiti on their front door over the Christmas holiday. The word “faggots” had been carved into the purple paint, just below their Christmas wreath. While the two were undoubtedly startled and presumably bothered by the scrawling, they hit back with a hilarious response.
First, they sanded away the offending word, then stuck a pretty genius note over where it had appeared. Here’s what they said:
To the individual who scrawled the word ‘’faggots’’ into our door: We regret to inform you that you completely failed to use glitter paint and/or sequins, your work looked rushed, and your handwriting was positively atrocious.
It is for these reasons that we had to remove your work from our door with sandpaper.
Fabulously yours, the Gays in Apt. 611.
Since the image was originally posted on Reddit by user WhiteFang0424, the gay couple’s response has gone viral, popping up on numerous gay and straight websites alike. Thus far the couple was not named in the incident, however The Mirror believes it happened in the United States earlier this week.
As the British pub points out, this isn’t the first time homophobia has been fought using humor and wit. Earlier this year, Honey Maid produced a commercial that celebrated all families, including a rocker family, a single dad, an interracial family, a military family and a same-sex couple with children. After they were attacked for putting gays in a “wholesome” commercial, they responded with even more love.
And that is how to handle homophobic comments.