Here’s a video that’s been circulating the interwebs from the Dallas Airport.
You’ll see a man (presumably under the influence) approach another man (in the pink shirt) and argue with him about something. We don’t know what happened immediately prior to the video being filmed, but it looks like the guy in pink is taking a cellphone picture of the other man.
The oddest thing is that even though all the other people in the frame begin to pay attention as the conflict is obviously escalating, there’s not a security guard in sight. On second thought, one does walk into the frame, approach the desk, and then leave. All while there is trouble brewing. And this is an airport?
Things finally reach a tipping point and kicks and punches are hurled towards the victim. When asked what the instigator is so upset about, he replies, “Queers is what I’m upset about! This faggot right here!”
He is quickly subdued by other airline passengers, until airport officers finally get to the scene.
Wow the commentary at the end, no homophobia no hate crime mentioned The srr8 saw it as a poor guy, maybe under the influence, no mention of the victim at all.
Also notice the “God” speech, total christian denial that they just watched a hate crime against a perceived gay man.
I’m sorry I have absolutely no sympathy for this nut job. Quite honestly people like this be put to death. No excuse for that kind of hate.
He is not a victim. He is evil and sick in the head and should be incarcerated in order to learn how to live in society.
Ha ha dumb hillbilly.
How ironic, he wasn’t tackled by ten or more cops and treated like a wild boar or shot up with bullets!
Awesome that people jumped in so quickly to help the guy being picked on by this drunk bully. Hopefully he spends the rest of his day in the drunk tank and has a different attitude when he sobers up.
If the victim tried to take a cellphone shot or video of the guy and sent him into a deeper rage, geesh, not sure that was a smart move. I’d remove myself from the situation and find a security officer sauntering about somewhere. I would not provoke a raging bull! Not excusing the brute but….
@blackberry finn: I don’t think the guy recording the nutcase had any idea just what he was dealing with.
You can see at the part where he gets kicked in the nuts it totally catches him (and pretty much everyone else) off-guard.
Btw, big man right there… starting a fight by kicking someone in the nuts. What a dumb hillbilly coward.
He’s literally behaving like he’s in highschool. Total immature mental midget.
I’m almost as disturbed by the smug Christian brothers – filming the entire event then commenting on it with the clear intention of posting it online for its entertainment value. And, yes, all the more so because their bystander analysis utterly failed to register the clear homophobia of the attack… and the likelihood that their Christian beliefs contribute to the perceptions of people who think it’s perfectly okay to attack gay people.
Nobody ever physically attacked me for being gay, but I still have to endure nasty jokes at work, sometimes. When I know the offender personally, I immediately say: “I am gay and I am offended by what you said. Stop”. When I don’t know the name of the offender (it has happened in the elevator, for example), I choose to remain mute and ignore. I once reported the problem to the director of the school, but nothing was done.
Did anyone notice that Paul Rudd was there taking the man down…SERIOUSLY look closely…
Something obviously happened prior to the start of the footage which prompted the YouTube videographer to pay so much attention. After the attacker sought some comment from a man who looked like security, I don’t know what prompted the eventual victim to walk up towards his attacker and enter the “conversation”. Had the victim stayed where he was, he wouldn’t have been in striking distance. In addition to his obviously homophobic remarks and after he’s being handcuffed by the police officers, the attacker says something like “same reason you’re able to live, breathe and walk black”!! What a charming fellow!! At one point he seemed to find the whole situation of his being tackled to the ground funny. And then he seemed to pass out. Notice the man in the bright pink shirt who took part in the take-down. Apparently he got injured in the melee. This video could be used in the guy’s trial. I’d characterize the videographer’s family’s comments as, at best, tangentially religious and/or Christian but I wouldn’t over do it.
@darkanser: I agree with your synopsis.
Moral of this story: Don’t drink yourself into a hateful stupor and mistreat people or you’ll get your ass kicked.
I still think it’s awesome that total strangers came to the victims aid in an instant.
I’m with you!
It was obvious the video starts after the jerk started showing his butt. The guys who jumped him seemed they were there ready for it and didn’t waste a second taking him down. That is a good indicator the jerk had been so obnoxious that he pissed them off with his assitude.
As for the guy who was the focus of the jerk’s rage, he most likely took the pic in order to have it to show if the jerk did attack him. Look back and see that when the victim approached some of the men had already were interacting with the jerk trying to calm him down, already. People like him don’t stop once they get into full blown “iggerant” mode. He was going to fight someone no matter what.
Here’s a link to a little more info.
The youtube link give some more insight down in the details. Some of the comments are disgusting.
I’ve been flying through that airport 2 or 3 times a year for the past 4 years, and have been to the TGI Fridays a few times for some munches and drinks and never seen a problem there except
I will honestly say that when it comes to the straight world versus the gay world, I have had more negative run ins with the gay world. I have had many more gay men be completely bitchy and want to take their life out on everyone else than I have straight men. Not saying every gay guy is like that or that this gay guy was like that, but it does seem in general that while working in customer service it is always the bitchy queens that go out of their way to make you hate your job and the majority of straight males are much more friendly overall.
That is Paul Rudd!
He is what he is. A Texas beer guzzling bubbah.
The Examiner article said:
According to Care2, 17% of persons in the LGBT community have been the victim of a hate crime since 2010. However, 85% of the attacks go unreported. Attacks on gays and lesbians are on the rise as the media publicizes the fight for gay rights and marriage more.
This victim in this case was attacked, because he was wearing a pink shirt.
It was heartening to see such a prompt and complete takedown of that drunk bigot. What a lowlife.
@Bob LaBlah, actually he’s not Texan. His name is McCleish Christmas Bonham of 112 Lee Lane, Shelbyville, Tennessee 37160. He is 27 years old and is 6’01” according to the police report. He trains and exhibits horses. He even has a violation with the USDA in regards to his work: http://www.aphis.usda.gov/foia/enforcement_actions/2013/September/Horse%20Protection%20Act%20(HPA)/Complaints/KY11038-AC_Brandi%20Mills%20and%20McCleish%20Benham_Redacted.pdf
Sorry, that’s Benham, not Bonham. He goes by “Mac Benham” of Mac Benham stables in Shelbyville, Tennessee.
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