Eighth grader Grant Viola's 'Don't Say
Gay' PSA has gone viral on the video sharing site YouTube.
In the 30-second video produced for a
class assignment, Grant's younger brother slaps him across the face
for using the phrase “gay” to describe falling off his
“What was that for?” Grant
“Don't say gay,” the little brother
“It's mean and its offensive,” he
shouts as he gets into his brother's face. He then slaps him across
the face a second time.
“What was that one for?” Grant
“For being stupid,” the little
brother replies. (The video is embedded in the right panel of this
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The video, posted last September, has
been viewed more than 300,000 times on YouTube.
Grant, now 15, told ABCNews.com that he
received an A on the assingment.
“I saw the slap as meaning, wake up,
America,” he said. “People can't help who they're attracted to,
and that word shouldn't be used to mean stupid.”