Deplorable

14-year-old receives death threats from her friend’s dad over support for marriage equality

Scared girl looking at her computer

In case you heaven’t heard, Australia is in the middle of a pretty nasty debate over marriage equality. The country is currently holding a divisive postal survey on whether same-sex marriage should be made legal and it seems to be bringing out the absolute worst in people.

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A mother recently took to Twitter after her 14-year-old daughter received a death threat for voicing her support for marriage equality of Facebook. The threat came from the father of one of her classmates. The man wrote:

Kk WTF? I ain’t f*kin playing no more, u now what I’m capable of bitch. I am *** father. Call me b4 I come n drop bombs, it’s my time to shine because straight up. U want me to come with a 9,mm.

Seriously? Who says that sort of thing to anyone, let alone a 14-year-old child?

After sharing a screenshot of the comment online, the mother’s Twitter page was temporarily frozen for “potentially abusive behavior.” It has since been restored.

After being outed for his behavior, the man denied writing the comment, even though it was captured in a screenshot, telling News.com.au, “I’ve got no problem with same-sex marriage.”

The mother also reported the comment to police, who now say they are looking into the matter.

Related: Gay political candidate taunted and threatened by KKK with death threats affixed to his front door

h/t: News.com.au

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10 Comments

  • WillParkinson

    Allegedly threatened. Until there is proof beyond a reasonable doubt, it’s irresponsible to say it is a fact.

    • DCguy

      A screenshot of the comment from his unhacked account is proof.

      And “reasonable Doubt” is a jury instruction, not a journalistic rule.

    • PinkoOfTheGange

      I think the alleged was for who actually typed the message.

    • captainburrito

      Guilty until proven innocent on twitter.

    • WillParkinson

      Because no one has ever been hacked before. Hell, it could have been the daughter or wife or anyone else who might have access to his account. Am I saying he didn’t do it? No, not at all. But until the police finish their investigation, it’s only an allegation of a crime. If they discover he did do it, by all means toss him in jail.

    • Nahald

      You seem to have a reading comprehension problem.

  • Artiewhitefox

    People are Crazy. Marriage is a word. That is all. God killed violently minded people. Don’t people know that? Why be like the people God killed? The gays wanting to marry are not giving death threats to anyone. People need to calm down. They that are violently minded are like the Quran following ISIS people. Think about that.

    • captainburrito

      God also apparently killed innocents.

    • GayEGO

      Good point! God created our 45th…….I guess we shall just have to wait and see! :>)

    • Nahald

      Actually marriage is a contract between two people over property rights etc. It has NOTHING to do with God.

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