Gay Man Reportedly Attacked Just Hours After Trump Elected President


A Santa Monica man says he was the victim of a violent antigay attack shortly after Trump was elected on Tuesday night.

Chris Ball was hanging out at a bar in Santa Monica watching the election results when he started being heckled. As the evening wore on, tensions flared up between Clinton and Trump supporters.

“People started launching homophobic slurs at me from afar,” he tells Calgary Metro. “I mean, I kind of got into it, but I didn’t want to provoke them.”

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Ball says people were yelling homophobic slurs and saying things like “We got a new president you fucking faggots.”

As he was leaving the bar that evening, a group of men approached him in the alley and smashed a bottle over his head. Ball fell backwards, hitting his head against the pavement and blacking out.

“When I came to, I remember waking up and wiping the blood from my eyes. I called some friends, they picked me up and I went right to the hospital,” he recalls.

Related: 21 Heartbreaking Things That Happened To People Of Color One Day After Trump’s Win

His wounds required five staples to his head.

K.C. MacPherson, a friend of Ball, shared the horrific images of Chris bleeding on Facebook. In the post, he wrote: “This hatred, bigotry, and senseless violence all comes from the same part of America that voted in a demagogue who spits hatred as his rhetoric.”

Later, Chris posted his own update on Facebook: “Thank you everyone for the support and good vibes. Just wanted to say I’m alive and well. And still very gay.”

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  • Billy Budd

    @joeyty: You are truly a wonderful human being. I’ve never seen such kindness, tolerance and humanity coming from a person.

  • Heywood Jablowme

    @joeyty: But you always want us to believe you were bashed by a gang of Muslims on the NYC subway.

    Yeah…. sure.

  • joeyty

    @Heywood Jablowme: It wasn’t Muslims on the subway. Would love to see where I said such a thing. And I still don’t believe this case.

  • Mo Bro

    For this to be feasible, one would have to believe that Chris Ball was watching election returns at the most redneck and gay-hating bar in Santa Monica (a VERY liberal burg, mind you), and after constant haranguing over his sexuality that he chose to walk into an alley alone, subjecting himself to attack.

  • joeyty

    @Mo Bro: You mean you don’t believe a gang of Santa Monica white rednecks attacked him in an alley shouting, “We got a new President now, faggots!” ??

  • Stilinski26

    Why is he smiling though?

  • Xzamilloh

    What can I say? Two incredibly awful presidential nominees with incredibly awful supporters on both sides.

  • IDoNotHaveToAgreeWithYou

    This guy is a film producer. So question all of this heavily until we are sure.

  • joeyty

    @Xzamilloh: Both sides have their idiots, yes. But I don’t believe this particular story.

  • Invert

    Please, as if you Republican fe lching queens with cognitive dissonance and Stokholm syndrome possess the critical thinking capacities to judge what is real and what isn’t. You just voted away the safety and happiness of other people so you could suck more oppressor hole, you selfish, stupid bitches.

  • Stilinski26

    Unless theres any evidence I am not going to believe any of these “hate crimes”. Some of those hate crimes reported are already proven to be a hoax and the “victims” themselves admitted they fabricated the story!This was reported by New York times a liberal news paper who supported Hillary.

  • ErikO

    This sounds fake and it looks as though he just put fake blood on himself.

  • Eye of the Beholder

    “I mean, I kind of got into it”

    What is kinda? You’re no victim dude. Shut up, and STOP MAKING US LOOK BAD!!

    “This hatred, bigotry, and senseless violence all comes from the same part of America that voted in a demagogue who spits hatred as his rhetoric.”

    Except for the hatred, bigotry, and senseless violence that was apparently coming from you! You completely provoked this! Stop pretending to be victims just because you’re own bullying attempts fall flat idiots!!

    Nobody gets a free pass to be a bully, because they’re a liberal Democrat!

  • Shraar

    I’ve learned to not believe everything I read or even see on the internet. I believe this is fake. Why? It doesn’t make sense to me, his decisions were not logical.

    First he goes to a bar to watch the elections, alone. Then, “Trump Supporters” start throwing slurs at him from afar. If he was there alone, how did they know he was gay from afar?

    Then, despite the obvious tension he decides to go into the alley alone, and got attacked by a group of guys. Where are his survival instincts? Probably should have left sooner or safer.

    Then, even though he was knocked out, there is SO MUCH blood running down his shirt. He was knocked out, lying down I assume, which means the blood would not be running down his face onto his shirt. Even if he was standing up, speaking from experience you tend to hold your face out or forward so you don’t drip blood on yourself.

    Questionable decisions. Too much blood. Blood looks like it may have been applied. He even looks happy in the pictures, not at all what he would feel after being insulted and beaten. And with an anecdotal comment from one guy here saying he’s a Film Producer to boot, I feel like he did this to himself to paint Trump supporters in a worse light. That’s fucking shameful.

  • Eye of the Beholder

    @Stilinski26: “Why is he smiling though?”

    Exactly. Nothing like a photo opportunity for a blue eyed White man who thinks he can play victim for being liberal even though he completely provoked the alleged attack. What an opportunist.

  • joeyty

    Seriously…everybody has to take a good look at himself or herself. What are you really getting out of life by hanging around this Queerty site which just makes up stories ? Maybe it’s time to….move on. Or severely limit your computer time. This site is beyond silly now. A bunch of anonymous “journalists” just making up stories. It’s like…today we pretend Trump supporters (all rowdy young white men) are rampging through the streets attacking gays and minoroities, encouraged by Trump’s win. Tomorrow…who knows ? Maybe Queerty will report white men are using flying saucers and ray beams to kill gays. I mean…isn’t this a big waste by now ?

  • stadacona

    This. Never. Happened.

  • oz1967

    @joeyty: this is the legacy assholes like that youtube famewhore has created an atmosphere of mistrust and assumed lies. I for one, If I ever meet that little shit Mcsinginfucker the true meaning of a hate crime.

  • Invert

    @joeyty: gurl, you’ve posted more comments than anyone since the election results. Sit the hell down.

  • Brian

    I just wonder if there’s more to this story than what we’re being told. We’re relying on the victim’s comments but there needs to be further inquiry.

    Why wasn’t this crime reported to police? It might have been but I can’t see it from reading the article.

    By the way, I always get suspicious when people post their injuries on Facebook.

  • ErikO

    @IDoNotHaveToAgreeWithYou: I’m not surprised he works in film. The blood looks fake and for someone who supposedly got beat up, why did he take selfies or have people take his picture and smile?

  • Captain Obvious

    We have watched black men get murdered on video. People tell us to suck it up because “All lives Matter” as if everyone is being murdered by police on the same level.

    I’m supposed to throw a fit at a supposed bashing with zero evidence and these white guys can’t muster one smart phone video to support it? Give me a break.

  • Xzamilloh

    @joeyty: I’m having a hard time believing it, myself. Had it happened the way he claimed, why is there no blood in his hair? If he fell backwards and blacked out (which is not the same as passing out), then there’d be more blood in his hair, and on the back of his neck than on his face and shirt. Why not show us the back of his head where it hit the pavement? There are way too many people looking to cash in on fear mongering, and there is no low people aren’t willing to go in the age of victimhood.

  • Alistair Wiseman

    The left-of-center Snopes rates this story, “Unproven”.

    According to the Snopes piece linked below, the Santa Monica Police Department know of no such incident in Santa Monica and after a check of hospitals, no one was seen with such a condition.

    Congratulations Queerty, another bang up job.


  • Ronbo

    I just had a bowel movement within hours of Trump being elected…. Trump!!!!
    I just had a pimple within hours of Trump being elected…. Trump!!!!
    I just ate a shrimp within hours of Trump being elected…. Trump!!!!

    Let’s not allow non-sense to drive our fears. That’s trumpish.

  • jr111585

    @Alistair Wiseman: And I’m sure that if you truly wantsd to, you’d find handfuls of articles detailing all of the damage and physical and verbal altercations between the angry Republican’t Drumpf supporters against Hilary supporters. Out of every 1 article like the one you posted, you can find a bunch more detailing the assaults placed by Republican’ts against Dems/Hilary supporters. These terrible human beings known as Deonald Drumpf supporters are becoming more confident with their hatred as the days go by…

    Just look at the fucking KKK rally that is going to be held in Donald Drumpf’s honor. Funny how that piece of shit with his little baby hands and evil, hateful personality has yet to come out and denounce such a horrible group of people, but he sure was quick to whine about every little thing against Hilary and the Dems, just like the little unnecessary bitch that he is! Says a whole lot about this ‘man’…

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