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UK Teen Is Beaten In Vicious Homophobic Attack Then Called A Liar On YouTube

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By:           Graham Gremore
On:           Feb 28, 2014
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    • danlev
      danlev

      I was a little suspicious, but only because he wrote “Please like and share…” at the end of his photo, since it’s such common thing for people to say when they’re just trying to get likes, but it sounds like the police confirmed it happened.

      So devastating. Let’s hope the attackers get the appropriate punishment.

      Feb 28, 2014 at 2:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • litper
      litper

      Bisexual?

      Now he’ll fuck as much vagina as he can to show how “man” he is. Pathetic…

      Feb 28, 2014 at 2:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • sportyguy1983
      sportyguy1983

      The article does not say the police confirmed the attack. The article says the police are investigating the incident. I am skeptical to believe people who make claims like this when they post it on social media. It just seems a bit creepy to post the aftermath of an attack. It seems like the person is just attempting to garner attention.

      Feb 28, 2014 at 2:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dan Leveille
      Dan Leveille

      @sportyguy1983: Sounds like it was confirmed in other articles: http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/uk-bi-teen-18-has-teeth-smashed-brutal-anti-gay-attack280214

      Feb 28, 2014 at 2:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      @sportyguy1983:

      The police don’t think his injuries were faked.

      “A police spokesperson told PinkNews.co.uk: “This was a nasty and seemingly unprovoked assault and we are investigating the possibility that this was a homophobic crime. We treat all incidents of this nature very seriously and a further statement is currently being obtained from the victim.”
      An investigation is underway and police are appealing to anybody that witnessed the assault to contact them on 101 quoting log reference 0844.
      In a separate development on Friday, the British Army confirmed to PinkNews that it was investigating a series of homophobic and threatening remarks made by a soldier in response to the incident involving Mr Scott Kennedy.”

      http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2014/02/28/uk-police-appeal-information-nasty-violent-attack-bi-teen/

      Feb 28, 2014 at 2:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jezuzchrist
      jezuzchrist

      I think I’d rather go with a police spokeswoman rather than a random nutjob’s youtube video conspiracy theory. Nice one Queerty.

      Feb 28, 2014 at 3:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DarkZephyr
      DarkZephyr

      @litper: What exactly is “pathetic” about him being bisexual? You know that biphobia is just as bad as homophobia, right?

      Feb 28, 2014 at 3:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • s12s34
      s12s34

      I’ve found the man who posted the video, wouldn’t really call him a man more like a little boy! Seriously don’t know how people can do this! Turn a horrible situation into more drama. He needs to stop playing stupid football games ON HIS 3ds and posting insulting videos and go and look after his baby! Its amazing what you can find on the internet with a little Initiative! Here’s his twitter hasn’t been used in awhile the first thing I found https://mobile.twitter.com/TheGeeza180# then I found his Facebook with his name https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1251855287 then on one of his videos bingo blitz his profile picture appeared that I cross examined and hey, a match… So here we have it! What a pathetic person saying someone’s faked all this just for followers… Wow GARY GREET what a human being you are..

      Feb 28, 2014 at 4:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo
      Dakotahgeo

      GARY GREET– Ewwwwwwww…. I’ve seen uglier, but I can’t remember when. He looks like HE could be the instigator of this hate crime! We can only hope.

      Feb 28, 2014 at 8:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Archangelo
      Archangelo

      My thoughts and prayers go out to you, Richard. Make a speedy recovery.

      Feb 28, 2014 at 11:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Respect4all
      Respect4all

      I applaud his courage for showing the world the ugly face (literally) of homophobia. It might help some people to realize how wrong it is to direct hate toward someone who is not much older than a child.

      Mar 1, 2014 at 3:08 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • christineisalesbian
      christineisalesbian

      The hell is wrong with you? Chill brah @litper:

      Mar 1, 2014 at 3:24 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JohnnyCorby
      JohnnyCorby

      Ben Cohen should rescue him.

      Mar 1, 2014 at 11:57 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • stranded
      stranded

      1. This is what happens when gay people cry wolf. All those incidences where the discrimination was faked, now makes us doubt all homophobic attacks.
      2. No one likes a victim to be so public. I think if this story ran because a reporter caught wind and wrote about. It’d be one thing, but because he posted his busted face on the internet and told his sad tale, people then feel he’s looking for sympathy/ attention.

      Mar 1, 2014 at 12:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Will L
      Will L

      Not every gay person who is beat up is a victim of homophobia. Some are simply a%% holes who need to have some sense beat into them. More than likely, his injuries are real – self inflicted or otherwise. I prefer to reserve judgment (and sympathy) until the truth is known. Especially after a person has posted it to Facebook himself (a selfie no less).

      Mar 1, 2014 at 3:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hex0
      hex0

      Firstly Preston is a dump…

      I’m willing to believe his story though his facebook post does come off a bit attention whorish; we don’t need more gay people with munchausen syndrome giving us a bad rep.

      Mar 1, 2014 at 7:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • LolTheStory
      LolTheStory

      Firstly, it amazes me that this article was updated quicker than anything you’d seen before once the video came to light. A subsequent apology was made and nothing gets done. This leads me to believe that you simply care about stirring up trouble and the advertising money. This is completely laughable because you didn’t want to link the video because it was monetised. Alongside this, this is a complete non-story because the video existing for only 2 fucking hours. Now I’m made to look bad for nothing. If you read my video properly and my apology (which I know you read, but that won’t bring people to your website obviously) you’d know I think it is admirable and courageous what he is doing to bring about equal rights.

      Secondly, some people here clearly share my view and skepticism of the whole story. I’d love to know why you don’t portray them as evil as me, especially since you cannot prove I said anything. Again, this is all about the journalism and the money.

      And now the comments. Those two comments above make me laugh. I don’t have a baby so you clearly lack proper “initiative”. Even if I did have a baby, at least I can create them with my partner, unlike you. You want to judge me on football games? That’s hilarious considering I haven’t played that game for months. Again, with proper research, you would have known on one of my videos that I replied to someone explicitly saying I don’t play that game. Also, do you think I’m bothered if I’m called ugly? At the end of the day, it shows how shallow you must be. As it happens, I think that was a knee-jerk observation because you actually think the opposite.

      Some people share my initial sentiments that the “please like and share” insists that it is faked. As you can see in previous comments, people criticise this chap too. However, you choose to pick on me for journalistic purposes. There is no proof that this was a homophobic attack by the way.

      At the end of the day, I hope he does get through to people to help fight discrimination. I won’t be losing sleep over this, mind. Oh, and I use AdBlock so no adverts viewed/clicked by me :)

      Mar 2, 2014 at 2:53 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo
      Dakotahgeo

      @LolTheStory: What the hell is your rant all about? Go to bed and get some sleep. Is this the Gary Greet, the gay tweet? Ewwwwwwww.

      Mar 2, 2014 at 4:50 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • LolTheStory
      LolTheStory

      Rant? No.

      Simply corrected the hypocritical, trouble-making author of this article.

      You must be quite ignorant to different time zones because my comment wasn’t made at the time stated. Anyway, one “ewwww” is fine by me when your lifetime will be full of them :)

      Mar 2, 2014 at 6:46 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo
      Dakotahgeo

      @LolTheStory: Listen, you little British (or any other) turd, I’ve dealt with kids like you all my life, and I can assure you I’ve had a hell of great life. My comment stands. Your rant is pointless! (?)

      Mar 2, 2014 at 6:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • GeriHew
      GeriHew

      @litper: Like to have stuck the boot into him yourself would you?

      I know of bi and trans people in the UK who say they have been physically assaulted by gay men. The police seem to have no idea how to tackle and investigate reports of these types of alleged hate crime.

      If by chance you’re not a gay man litper then please pardon by presumption.

      Mar 3, 2014 at 12:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • LolTheStory
      LolTheStory

      @Dakotahgeo: Hi pal,

      I will just refer you to this article: http://www.queerty.com/victim-of-hate-crime-is-apparent-hoaxster-injured-self-by-falling-face-first-onto-pavement-20140312#comments although plenty others are available

      I believe that you feel relatively foolish now that this guy was proven to have fabricated the story. I’d like to think that I can say “my comment stands” now, because I was in fact exposing the truth. The difference between us in “I’ve had a hell of great life” is exactly that, yours is nearly over and mine is just beginning :)

      Anyway, thank you to Queerty for the free advertising. It is funny how my small video made you want to sensationalise this story to make me appear the villain in this. I guarantee that you would change this article if you were any sort of good media outlet, otherwise you wold look rather silly. So, again, thank you for the free advertising :)

      Aug 11, 2014 at 10:13 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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