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Boston Bombing Suspect Liked To Retweet Homophobic Tweets

Boston marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was “as American as anybody,” according to one of his high school friends.

So it comes as no surprise that his Twitter account reflects the usual ramblings of a 19 year old, along with a few homophobic touches.

Tsarnaev’s tweets make it clear that he’s straight and likes women (and weed), but he can’t resist a few swipes at gays along the way.

“Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet, probably the gayest thing I ever heard but don’t mind me I obviously just get wet,” Tsarnaev writes in one tweet.

In other cases, he liked to retweet not particularly funny jokes.

    • “Oh, you’re gay? That must be a real pain in the ass.”
    • In a Grammar class : Teacher:- “HE does not like girls.” What is ‘He’ in this sentence. . ?? . . . . . Student :- Gay. . . . !!””Oh, you’re gay? That must be a real pain in the ass.”
    • If you were sleeping between a beautiful girl and a gay man, who’s side would you turn your back to?”
Compared to what Tsarnaev is accused of, these are incredibly mild. There are no death threats against gays or invocations about the wrath of God on homosexuals. Instead, what they highlight are the average, casually homophobic beliefs of a young straight American male. In that sense, Tsarnaev was depressingly a lot like everyone else.

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