An act of hate, fueled by homophobia and alcohol (or another intoxicating substance), was caught on tape at Dallas Fort Worth Airport on Thursday.
In the video below, a bully confronts a man standing at a gate in Terminal C. He taunts the man because he’s wearing a pink shirt. The drunk also appears to believe the man has taken his photo with a smart phone.
The drunkard steps away, takes off his jacket and is approached by a tall man in a black cowboy hat. The man in the hat asks the tipsy fellow what he’s so upset about. The bully, pointing at the man in the pink shirt rants,
“Queers… is what I’m upset about. This faggot right here.”
The gay basher grunts something about the man in the pink shirt taking his photo, then yells at the man,
“Shove it up your ass, man. Ya see how that feels. You might get tickled from it. Fuckin’ queer.”
It’s at this moment the belligerent boozer strikes. He kicks the man in the pink shirt in his genitals and slaps him on the back of the head.
The crowd immediately reacts. Six men and a DFW police officer tackle the assailant and take him to the ground. The man in the cowboy hat can be heard shouting,
“No way! No way, you motherfucker. You ain’t doin’ that fucking shit, motherfucker.”
Airport patrons watch as the intolerant degenerate is handcuffed. One man asks him why he did it.
“You want me to tell you the reason why I did? Because this is America. That’s why. The same reason you get to live, to breathe, to walk black.”
Andrew Kennedy, the man who shot the video, interviews his brother Neal just after the incident.
“We saw a very troubled man. We hope that he was under the influence of some kind of substance,” Neal Kennedy said. “Because if he wasn’t and that’s his true personality, then he’s going to have a long road in front of him.”
According to local WFAA 8 News, a Dallas / Fort Worth Airport spokeswoman confirmed the incident took place at the airport and that officers did in fact arrest the man on Thursday. The man has not yet been identified.
Local news station WFAA 8 filed the following report.
Here’s raw footage of the event posted by Andrew Kennedy to YouTube. The video contains adult language and is NSFW.