Lluís Guilera is a Spanish journalist and TV presenter.
Last week was Father’s Day in Spain and the 44-year-old shared a photo of himself and his husband along with images of their two children.
“Feliz día del padre,” he wrote, which translates to “Happy Father’s Day.”
Feliz día del padre ??????? pic.twitter.com/NJzBkyg9kC
— Lluís Guilera (@lluis_guilera) March 19, 2021
We think so!
Sadly, not everybody else did.
Guilera was quickly attacked by homophobes who criticized him and his husband for being gay dads and for using a surrogate to build their family.
“Poor children!” one troll commented. “The effects will be seen over time.”
“Adopted or bought?” another troll wondered.
To which, a third troll responded, “If they are bought, how will you explain to them that you rented the uterus from their biological mother/s?”
“I do not understand how the law can allow two men or two women to adopt,” a fourth troll wrote. “Children need a paternal and maternal reference.”
The comments were truly vile. But Guilera didn’t give into his homophobic bullies. Instead, he took the high road and issued a graceful yet strongly-worded response:
I do not want to get into controversy because it was not the objective of the photo of my family. I just want to ask for respect please. Everyone can say what they want … But with respect. Without prejudice or taking for granted things they do not know. We will be better as a society.
No quiero entrar en polémicas porque no era el objetivo de la foto de mi familia. Solo quiero pedir por favor respeto. Cada uno puede opinar lo que quiera, faltaría más. Pero con respeto. Sin prejuicios ni dando por hecho cosas que desconocen. Seremos mejores como sociedad.
— Lluís Guilera (@lluis_guilera) March 20, 2021
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how it’s done!
Scroll down for some pics from Guilera’s Instagram page…