A disturbing homophobic assault at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport in Texas on Thursday ended on a positive note as a group of spectators managed to subdue a fellow passenger after he assaulted a man for wearing a pink shirt. Another passenger filmed the episode and the footage has quickly gone viral.
The video shows a man verbally abusing another passenger for wearing a pink shirt at the airport’s Gate 30 in Terminal C. The unidentified assailant is then seen removing his jacket as he continues to yell at the man in the pink shirt. A fellow passenger in a cowboy hat then asks the shouting man what he is so upset about, to which he responds:
Queers is what I am upset about! This f****t right here! Show it up your a** man.
The assailant, who appeared intoxicated, then kicks the man in the pink shirt and also hits him in the head. Another passenger then asks him why he attacked the man in the pink shirt completely unprovoked, to which the response is:
You want me to tell you the reason why I did it? Because this is America, that’s why. The same reason you get to live to breathe to walk black.
Other passengers then responded, subdued the assailant and dragged him to the ground, before airport security officers arrived to take control of the situation and handcuffed the assailant who cursed at them, complaining his handcuffs were too tight.
1. The angered man (right) begins yelling homophobic slurs at a man (left) because he’s wearing a pink shirt which he believes makes the man a homosexual.
Andrew Kennedy, who shot the video, interviewed his brother Neil who gives us his perspective:
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 road in front of him.
Such an unfortunate episode…
2. The crazed man then kicks the innocent passenger after calling him homophobic slurs.
3. Passengers along with airport security tackled the man so they could get him into cuffs.
4. Passengers say that the man appeared to be intoxicated and said he was acting like a crazy person.
5. Police arrested the man on Thursday but they would not disclose the man’s identity.
6. The violent man had to be dragged away from other passengers after attacking one in pink shirt.
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