Gay couple attacked in D.C. due to monkeypox scare
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
- Police are investigating after two men were assaulted and called an anti-gay slur in northwest Washington, DC.
- The suspect called the men “monkeypox f—–s” before fleeing the scene, according to a police report.
- The suspect is not yet in custody as police view the incident as a suspected hate crime, the Metropolitan Police said.
Police are investigating a suspected hate crime against two men who were punched and called an anti-gay slur, according to a police report obtained by Insider.
On Sunday, two men were out walking on a sidewalk in northwest Washington, DC, when they were approached by the suspects, who punched them multiple times. The suspects then called them “monkey pox f—–s,” according to the police report.
The suspects fled the scene and are not yet in custody, according to the report.
“This case remains under investigation and it is being investigated as potentially motivated by hate/bias,” a representative from the Metropolitan Police Department said in a statement. The MPD’s LGBTQ Liaison unit is also investigating the incident.
The suspected hate crime comes as the nation sees a rise in anti-gay sentiment brought on by the stigma prompted by the monkeypox outbreak in the US. The illness has mainly been impacting gay and bisexual men. However, monkeypox can spread between any two people, typically through skin-to-skin contact, regardless of sexuality.
In a statement on Tuesday, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser said she was “extremely disturbed” by the suspected hate crime.
“Whenever a hate crime happens in our city, it is our collective responsibility to understand the role we each play in building a safer community for every person who lives in and visits DC,” Bowser said in the statement. “We must stand up for our friends and neighbors, especially right now when there is too much anti-LGBTQ+ rhetoric sweeping our nation.”
“We must call out the people in our circles if they promote hateful or ignorant ideology, especially right now when people are using public health to stigmatize and discriminate against members of the LGBTQ+ community,” the DC mayor continued. “We hold our DC values dear, but protecting and advancing our values is a collective and intentional effort.”
Source: Fox5 News
August 11, 2022 at 6:44 am
totally justifiable !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
August 11, 2022 at 7:16 am
But as a new plandemic, the problems with “widespread infection” MUST be addressed as “hate thought, non-diversity (homosexuality by definition isn’t diverse enough),” AND it is ‘Profiling’ also. (Score? THREE checkboxes, Advance to GO!, collect $200, and national-level MSM awaits this mid-term election year story).
August 11, 2022 at 8:21 am
LGBTQ+ are lucky. In the mid-East (Iran, Iraq, and such) they have a widespread cure for LGBTQ+. it is a dive from the roof of the tallest building or cliffs. It is a non-normal function that they would like to rid themselves of.
August 11, 2022 at 3:13 pm
I like that IDEA
August 11, 2022 at 8:24 am
These queers are people with a definite mental disorder and until they are treated this way(the key word is treated) the problems are only going to get worse . The normal people of the world have to protect themselves because the governments don’t want to. Our government would rather demonize the normal citizens and use the mental deficiency of these queers to bolster there minions. When do you quit introducing introducing cancer into your body and start cutting it out? After you die it is to late.
August 11, 2022 at 8:42 am
Round up ALL the Pedophiles and get them out of our country. They need to have a separate place, somewhere far away where they can no longer contaminate people, especially innocent children, with their sick, twisted minds, AIDS, and now Monkeypox. They are definately anti-God, and their unnatural lifestyle proves it. They are tempting God into another Sodom and Gomorrah. Mayor Bow Wow says she holds the “DC values dear”. I’m sure she does, like the DC Pedophiles, Sodomites, Gay women Drag Queens and Trannys.
August 11, 2022 at 3:15 pm
All these bastards are doing is spreading the dam dieases to every one else. Deport them to south america back in the jungle.
August 11, 2022 at 5:07 pm
AMEN, to all comments.
August 12, 2022 at 7:36 am
I can live and let live with gays. But how do we know this isn’t a latter-day version of Tawana Brawley hoax? Or Jussie Smollett?
August 12, 2022 at 8:46 pm
They were punched and called a name? Why didn’t they just punch the guy back? There were two of them. Now the entire police force will waste their time with this nonsense. If caught, he will be convicted of a hate crime (which is ridiculous), he will probably be held without bail, get 2 years in jail, a year probation, and a $2,000 fine.
Hell, if he murdered them in DC he would be out on bail the same day.
August 12, 2022 at 9:35 pm
Sounds like another Smollett attack. Wonder how much Soros paid these two!