A hate crime against an American gay couple posted on a music website has been roundly condemned by hip hop fans in what may be another sign of a growing shift away from homophobia in the genre.
The video, posted to the World Star Hip Hop website on August 21 shows a mixed race gay couple standing at a convenience store service window when a man fires a taser gun into one of the man’s back and electrocutes him.
The attacker then flees around the corner but then returns to menace the couple again with the taser, telling them to get out of the neighborhood, saying ‘we hate gay people.’
A majority of responses to the video condemned the attack.
Many called the attack cowardly. Another user declared the attack to be ‘ignorant sh*t.’