A story about a customer being refused
service over use of a gay slur has gone viral after it was shared by
drag queen/LGBT rights activist Panti Bliss.
A Dublin, Ireland man named Colm shared
his story in a Facebook post.
“So I'm in the Spar [supermarket] on
Baggot Street getting a few messages [groceries] and, as is my wont,
I'm somewhat flamboyantly dressed in a big wooly jumper and short
shorts. A D4 head [someone who lives in a privileged area of Dublin]
is in front of me in line and he turns to his scaldy hun girlfriend
and says to her 'Look at the faggot in the shorts' and they both
Colm said that a Spar employee who
overheard the comment refused to serve the man.
“The D4 guy says this is ridiculous,
but Spar guy stands his ground, and after a bit of huffing and
puffing, D4 Head and Scaldy Hun leave with no smokes and no wine, and
I, somewhat blushingly, thank Spar Guy profusely for his decency and
get smokes and wine. Here's to Spar Guy.”
In March, Panti Bliss made headlines
with an impassioned speech on homophobia.
Shop Boys turn Panti Bliss Speech on homophobia into dance track.)