A relentless homophobe followed and threatened a gay Jewish activist outside a Manhattan subway station in a scary exchange caught on video and retweeted Monday night by Mayor de Blasio. Adam Eli, 28, of Manhattan tweeted a one-minute video of the Sunday morning encounter, showing the man following him as he left the 28th St. He started following me and he started yelling.
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The man was angry that Eli was wearing a pink kippah yarmulke. Eli also carried a purse and had a Pride patch sewn on his jeans. He shared video of the encounter on Twitter.
A gay Jewish New Yorker posted a video to social media of a man demanding that he take off his pink yarmulke, also known as a kippah, and claiming that he was desecrating the name of God by wearing it. Eli began filming, and the man, seen wearing a baseball cap and a light-colored fleece jacket in the video, persisted, telling him to remove the religious skullcap from his head. Take the kippah off.
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The man was angry that Eli, a gay Jewish man, was wearing a pink kippah. He stormed after him, following up up the stairs and out onto the street, and accusing him of desecrating the name of God. Take the kippah off!
In case you for some reason needed more evidence homophobia is alive and well in the United States of America, a video has gone viral showing a man following and yelling at a Jewish, gay activist. Adam Eli, a community organizer and writer in New York City shared a video on Monday after a subway ride. In it, a man yells for Eli to remove his kippah because he is supposedly "desecrating the name of God. The man follows Eli out of the subway and to the corner block, yelling at Eli.
It shows hate speech directed at a man who is Jewish and gay. The insults started as Adam Eli was leaving a subway station at 28th and Broadway. The vile comments quickly became too much to ignore.
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