New York police have opened a possible hate crime investigation after eight posters depicting out-lesbian soccer star Megan Rapinoe were defaced with homophobic graffiti.
Commuters reported the graffiti to police after discovering it in Manhattan’s Bryant Park subway station. Nike posters showing Rapinoe on the field had been defaced with phrases like “shemale” and “screw this ho.”
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The Metropolitan Transit Authority responded immediately and notified police.”Hate has no place in the transit system and we work hard to make the subway a welcoming, safe environment for everyone,” said MTA communications director Shams Tarek in a statement. “We referred this to NYPD which responded to investigate, our maintenance teams got the posters cleaned and we will have them replaced with new ones if necessary.”
The posters have since been cleaned of the vandalism.
Rapinoe rose to megastardom after leading her team to victory in the Women’s World Cup. She also gained a new level of celebrity after repeatedly criticizing Donald Trump and his administration’s anti-queer policies.
Shes doing our “community” no favors by acting like an obnoxious, self centered, arrogant fool. Huge missed opportunity on her part to unite instead of a divide.
So, no criticism let alone condemnation for the graffiti? That’s what the article is about. Or do you think it’s Justified?
“Our community”? She’s a pro-gay, pro-equality out proud lesbian, not a self-loathing, pro-right-wing troll, so what “community” are you talking about?
Your the worst kind of gay in our community. Because shes gay you somehow decide how she needs to act. And this whole we need to be a certain way so all the straight ppl will do us a favor and help us out? Bull…. shes a champion she worked her whole life for that moment and shes not afraid to speak her mind or celebrate her victories. Good for Megan Rapinoe!!!
Trump is not interested in having someone reach across the aisle and have a constructive conversation about ANYTHING. He wants to pose in front of the camera and spout off. I hope Megan keeps calling him out for his crap which is pretty much a twenty four hour a day job. I’m glad to support her.
Pathetic trumptards upset someone is standing up to donnie dotard.
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