- #TwoMenKissing has trended online in an act of defiance against the Orlando gunman
- The father of the gunman reportedly told NBC News that what caused the rampage was Omar Mateen witnessing two men kissing in front of his wife and kid
- LGBT and supporters around the world held vigils to show love and to commemorate those who p*********y and condemn the hate towards LGBT community
There have been reports that what infuriated Omar Mateen, the gunman who k****d at least 50 and injured 50 more clubbers at the Pulse night club, was seeing two men kissing a few months before he went berserk and open fired at the gay club in Orlando.
According to New York Post, Mateen’s father refuted the news that the rampage at Pulse nightclub has something to do with religion. He told NBC News:
“We were in Downtown Miami, Bayside, people were playing music. And he saw two men kissing each other in front of his wife and kid and he got very angry.”
The statement urged social media users to post photos of men kissing with a hashtag #TwoMenKissing, which immediately trended on Twitter, and were shared even on Facebook.
Here are some of the powerful tweets made by social media users which they captioned on images of kissing men:
Timmy Treasure (@TimmyTreasure_X) on June 13 tweeted:
“Don’t let them scare you. Terror is their weapon. Love is ours. Love is more powerful – We are stronger #TwoMenKissing”
Stephen Wood (@StephenWood_UK):
“Seeing #TwoMenKissing should never be an excuse for violence or bigotry. It should warm our romantic hearts.”
Theo Bleckmann (@Theo_Bleckmann) wrote:
“If #TwoMenKissing was the #Orlando shooter’s motive, then let this be every hater’s conditioning therapy.”
While Wouter S van Dijke ?(@WoutervD) said:
“If #TwoMenKissing is now an act of defiance, activism has never been so pleasant.”
On Monday, members of the LGBT and their supporters around the world held vigils to show love and to commemorate those who were k****d from the hideous shooting and condemned the hate towards the LGBT community.