City council member to gay man: I hope you die of “AIDS (Anally Injected Death Serum)”

Lou Nakapalau is a member of the Echo City Council in Oregon. According to the East Oregonian, he recently got into a Facebook fight with openly gay filmmaker Joe Wilson and things didn’t end so well.

The fight happened on the Facebook page for Wilson’s film Kumu Hina, a documentary about a transwoman from Hawaii. Wilson posted an article about the Trump administration’s statement announcing that transgender workers will no longer be protected by federal anti-discrimination laws.

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Nakapalau, whose Facebook profile proudly displays a picture of a Confederate flag, commented that trans people already have rights and that he’s “Sick of the LBGTQ crowd shoving their ho keyed up agenda down my throat.”

A lengthy, profanity-laden verbal sparring match between the two men ensued, culminating in Nakapalau writing: “When you croak of AIDS (Anally Injected Death Serum) I’ll spit on your grave!” He followed that up with antigay slur.

Nakapalau has refused to apologize for the remarks, though he did edit some of them to remove the profanity. The comments have since been removed from Facebook.

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Last Thursday, the Echo City Council met to discuss the incident. The Council voted to issue a formal apology for Nakapalau’s bad behavior. Meanwhile, Nakapalau sulked in his seat, refusing to vote or comment on the matter.

The official apology reads, in part:

The Echo City Council would like to extend its sincerest apology to those who were offended by comments made by a council member in a Facebook dialog reported by the “East Oregonian.” Comments of individual council members on their personal social media accounts do not have any endorsement or approval of the council as a whole nor do they represent city policy.

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  • ChrisK

    Were sorry that your offended? No assholes. You say were sorry for the council assholes remarks. Doesn’t reflect us, etc. That is such a cliche non apology. Sounds like the city council sees no problem at all.

    • MacAdvisor

      Yes, the classic non-apology apology. We don’t apologize unless you were offended, then we do. If thought what he said was fine and OK, then we don’t apologize. Our apologize is conditional on what you think.


      Nothing grates my cheese more than a minority spewing bigotry and hatred against another minority

  • Kieran

    I guess they couldn’t fire his ass because he’s “a person of color”? WTF?

    • PinkoOfTheGange

      He is elected. Recalled maybe, if the city charter allows for it. But everyone in a town that size knows what their city representatives are. So I doubt, even if possible, they wouldn’t get the votes to remove him.

    • Kangol

      Huh? Where did that burst of racist BS come from? He’s elected!

    • Kieran

      No elected official was ever forced to resign in disgrace? It happens all the time.

    • Goforit

      How sad that a self professed member of “our team” might be so unaware that your statement here is just as hateful and ignorant as the original one by Nakapalau. Even more disgusting would be if you do understand. Just like Facebook deleted Nakaplau’s comments, it is past time for Queerty to block your comments and those of all your nom de plumes.

  • jhon_siders

    He looks like a creepy guy that looks for underage kids online !!!

  • PinkoOfTheGange

    “Anally…” That is a golden oldie haven’t heard it in 30+ years. the man needs some new, and original material.

  • Clay83

    I am always surprised when people from minorities are so hurtful and hateful towards other minorities. I am sure in his life he has experienced racism and he probably didnt like it, maybe its time to look past your outdated opinions and get some form of a life

    • ChrisK

      I think he’s from Hawaii or something with hat name. They’re not going to experience the same level of prejudice as a black person here in the states would.

  • jorgecruz

    If facebook didn’t take down his page and block his ip address from their application, then their standards are all bullshit. They are fine with nazis, russian hackers, homophobes but god forbid someone posts a picture of their bare ass.

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